Public Speaking (2011)

Public Speaking
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 22mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ted Griffin Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Ellen Kuras Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Damian Rodriguez Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Tedeschi Editor n/a 172 7000002
Margaret Bodde Producer n/a 3 3000004
Graydon Carter Producer n/a 3 3000003
Maya Angelou Actor Herself 1 1000002
Martin Scorsese Director n/a 2 2000001
Martin Scorsese Producer n/a 3 3000001
Fran Leibowitz Producer n/a 3 3000002
Fran Leibowitz Actor Herself 1 1000001
Wise, brilliant and funny, Fran Lebowitz hit the New York literary scene in the early '70s when Andy Warhol hired the unknown scribe to write a column for Interview magazine. Today, she's an acclaimed author with legions of fans who adore her acerbic wit. "Public Speaking" captures the author in conversation at New York's Waverly Inn, in an onstage discussion with longtime friend and celebrated writer Toni Morrison and on the streets of New York City. Lebowitz offers insights on timely issues such as gender, race and gay rights, as well as her pet peeves, including celebrity culture, smoking bans, tourists and strollers. Of her beloved city, she says, "New York was not better in the '70s because there was more crime. It was better because it was cheaper."