Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, July 08, 2011 – Sunday, July 17, 2011

(USA/2011—directed by Martin Scorsese)
Public Speaking is Martin Scorsese’s “enormously enjoyable” (New York Times) portrait of literary phenomenon and unparalleled raconteur Fran Lebowitz, who offers her wise, brilliant and hilarious opinions on absolutely everything as she holds forth from a cozy booth in New York’s legendary Waverly Inn. Public Speaking is the best and most satisfying movie of its kind since My Dinner With André, but is all the more remarkable since Fran’s inimitable, timely, utterly opinionated insights are completely spontaneous and unscripted. Public Speaking is, as The Washington Post so aptly put it, “an absorbing rumination on being smart, and a resplendent paean to New York-centric intelligence.” (82 min.)
“Funny, insightful, extraordinary. Don’t miss it!” –Time Out New York
Friday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 17 at 4:30 p.m.