Public Speaking (2010)
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Directed by New Yorker Martin Scorsese, this documentary traces the career of Big Apple writer Fran Lebowitz, offering numerous examples of her sardonic wit and explaining how she has been at the forefront of the city's culture for nearly four decades. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Feb 23, 2011 Limited
May 24, 2011
Rialto Pictures - Official Site
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"Public Speaking" is an ode to the art of conversation, and it's a delight.
By the end of this funny, insightful doc, you get a sense of an extraordinary mind that both fueled and fed the zeitgeist. Don't miss it.
The quick-witted malcontent, a Morristown, New Jersey, refugee who arrived at Port Authority in 1969, is the best kind of New Yorker: one with a long memory who's averse to nostalgia.
Little seems sacred in Public Speaking, which makes it an invigorating reminder of a media culture that once was fueled by highbrow wit and provocation.
In Scorsese's hands, the film, propelled along by Lebowitz' voice, becomes a wistful tribute to the New York City of the '70s
We catch only glimpses below the surface of this whirlwind of wit as Scorsese steps out of the way and lets Lebowitz herself run the show.
...that rare film that delivers truly intelligent, original entertainment, with all credit to Lebowitz.
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