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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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Martin Scorsese
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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Public Speaking 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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Features Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) See more »

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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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Entertaining
23 February 2011 | by adrienne_alineSee all my reviews

Fran Leboits is an uncommon woman. The film is basically one long, casual interview.

She's a fast-talking, witty, very opinionated, intriguing story-teller. Her humor reminds me of a less crass, less cynical version of George Carlin. She talks about being a woman, the biological inequality of women (which I rarely get to hear anywhere), homosexuality, the military, marriage, her cigarette addiction, "elites", American culture, democracy, a little bit of everything. Instead of ramming her Jewish background down your throat, she makes humorous, poignant observations. Definitely check it out, especially if you live in or around NYC.


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