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236 Ratings

Public Speaking

Directed by Martin Scorsese
United States, 2010


A feature-length documentary starring Fran Lebowitz, a writer known for her unique take on modern life. The film weaves together extemporaneous monologues with archival footage and the effect is a portrait of Fran’s worldview and experiences.

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Public Speaking Directed by Martin Scorsese

Awards & Festivals

Gotham Awards

2010 | Nominee: Best Documentary

Critics reviews

Who else, besides perhaps Woody Allen, has such a well-documented, love affair with the city? We don’t learn much about Fran’s personal life in Public Speaking, about her loves, her family, but we do learn much about her ideas, and, through the filmmaking, much about Marty’s as well. And in his particular brand of personal, political, historical nonfiction filmmaking it’s this stuff that counts most.
October 23, 2014
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