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Public Speaking (2010)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
James Baldwin ... Himself (archive footage)
William F. Buckley ... (archive footage)
Truman Capote ... (archive footage)
Pau Casals ... (archive footage)
Candy Darling ... (archive footage)
Serge Gainsbourg ... (archive footage)
Ivo Juhani Ivo Juhani ... Himself
Gary Keating ... Maître D'
Fran Lebowitz ... Herself
Oscar Levant ... (archive footage)
Thelonious Monk ... (archive footage)
Toni Morrison ... (archive footage)
Conan O'Brien ... Himself (archive footage)
Eugene O'Neill ... (archive footage)
Jack Paar Jack Paar ... (archive footage)
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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. Written by Anonymous

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USA

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English

Release Date:

22 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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La parola a Fran Lebowitz See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,260, 27 February 2011

Gross USA:

$62,173

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,173
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New York USA
Written by Babatunde Olatunji (as Michael Babatunde Olatunji) and Serge Gainsbourg
Performed by Serge Gainsbourg
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A completely charming and incisive review of entertainment of the 20th century.
16 September 2011 | by Peter22060See all my reviews

A truly delightful and enlightening experience. Fran Lebowitz guides the viewer through her experience with a multitude of famous, and now deceased, great artists. Although Fran is 14 years my junior, she has grasped the essence of America. A scene with Pack Paar and Oscar Levant is gracefully mixed with sound bites from William Buckley, Jr and the fine playwrights of the last century. I felt a great deal of empathy for her when she discussed what turned out to be a big guffaw at an outdoor rally organized by Joe Papp. Arts oriented persons should feel perfectly at home listening to her monologue. Whether I watch the History Channel, PBS or HBO, seldom is there as entertaining a story as this. This is a solid recommendation for anyone who wants an in depth personal account of the arts.


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