New Release: Public Speaking DVD

Public Speaking movie sceneHBO‘s acclaimed documentary Public Speaking, about author Fran Lebowitz, debuted on DVD on May 24, 2011, from Warner Home Video.

Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island) and produced by Emmy-winning documentary producer Graydon Carter (also the editor of Vanity Fair), the film explores Lebowitz’s worldview and experiences. Known for her social commentary on American life, Lebowitz was hired by Andy Warhol as a columnist for Interview and then wrote for Mademoiselle. Then in 1978 she released Metropolitan Life, a book of essays, and then Social Studies in 1981.

As well as footage of Lebowitz herself, the movie weaves together archival footage of such writers as William F. Buckley, Truman Capote, Thelonious Monk, Eugene O’Neill and more contemporary celebrities Conan O’Brien, Alex Trebek and Gore Vidal.

The documentary was priced at $19.98 on DVD.


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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.