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Public Speaking feat. Fran Lebowitz

May 9, 2011
by terpoets

In Person: author Fran Lebowitz!

“Enormously enjoyable and perceptive. … Perfectly captures the pleasure Lebowitz takes in observing the world while subtly revealing the crippling dimensions of perfectionism, the outsize ego it requires to achieve a certain kind of creative failure.” – The New York Times

Wise, brilliant and funny, Fran Lebowitz hit the New York literary scene in the early ’70s when Andy Warhol hired her to write a column for Interview magazine. Today, she’s an acclaimed author with legions of fans who adore her acerbic wit. Director Martin Scorsese, displaying the energetic style of his early documentaries, captures the author in conversation at New York’s Waverly Inn, in an onstage discussion with longtime friend 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. A Rialto Pictures Release.

DIR/PROD Martin Scorsese; PROD Margaret Bodde, Graydon Carter, Fran Lebowitz. US, 2010, color, 85 min. NOT RATED

Thu, May 12, 7:00

Tickets $15 General Admission/$12 AFI Members

(Accessible via ShuttleUM)