This film is rated PG-13. Contains explicit language and views that may be offensive.

Public Speaking: Fran Lebowitz

Directed by Martin Scorsese
U.S. Only

Cultural critic Fran Lebowitz delivers her sharp-witted take on metropolitan life in this documentary portrait from Martin Scorsese.

As famous for her one-liners as she is for her decades-long writer's block, New York humorist Fran Lebowitz has built a career out of her favorite pastime: speaking her mind. Martin Scorsese joins the author at her regular booth in the Waverly Inn, where she holds court on the absurdity of modern life, the pitfalls of nostalgia, and the horrors of Times Square. Fast-paced and relentlessly funny, Public Speaking offers a front-row seat as Fran criticizes and illuminates all things contemporary.

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