With thanks to Mike Wierzenski from BLT & Associates for giving us information and other available assets, we would like to herald the debut of Oscar winner Martin Scorsese’s (whose birthday was just 4 days ago!) documentary. Titled “Public Speaking”, the documentary will premiere tomorrow on the 22nd of November at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT exclusively on HBO.
“Public Speaking”, produced by Emmy – and Peabody-winning documentary producer Gradyon Carter, takes a look at famous New York writer and speaker Fran Lebowitz who is known for her witty cynicism and acclaimed works including “Metropolitan Life”.
If one has seen Scorsese’s early documentaries such as “American Boy” and “Italian American”, one can already predict that some of Scorsese’s notable style of puttiing ”extemporaneous” monologues and archival footage will be present in “Public Speaking”. According to the kind mister Wierzenski, “Public Speaking” will focus on “Lebowitz’s worldview and experiences” while “spotlighting her trademark humor”.
In parts of the documentary, “Public Speaking” will capture Fran Lebowitz in discussion with Toni Morrison, a long-time friend of hers, at New York’s Waverly Inn. The documentary will center on Lebowitz’s overall view and opinions on topics such as gender, race, gay rights, smoking bans, tourists and, society’s favorite media targets, celebrities.
In addition to “Public Speaking”, Scorsese holds fascinating portraits of various individuals and groups in films such as “Shine a Light” and “No Direction Home” (Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, respectively) for his audiences.
What’s even more marvelous is that Scorsese is continuing to create such exciting content. Weeks before, Martin Scorsese announced that he, after working for three long years, is very close to completing “Living in the Material World: George Harrison” which covers the titular, legendary Beatles member’s life. Anyway, check out these short clips we have on this page exclusively from HBO’s “Public Speaking” and if interested, tune in tomorrow!
For more information regarding ”Public Speaking”, you can click the following link: http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/public-speaking
(All Photo and Video Credit Goes to HBO)