HBO, Martin Scorsese-Directed Doc 'Public Speaking' Sets Premiere
HBO's documentary about New York City writer Fran Lebowitz -- and directed by Oscar winner Martin Scorsese -- has a premiere date.
Public Speaking, which was produced by Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, Lebowitz, Scorsese and Margaret Bodde, will air Monday, Nov. 22 at 10 p.m., the network announced Tuesday.
The 90-minute feature shows Lebowitz in conversation at New York's Waverly Inn, during a discussion with writer Toni Morrison and on the streets of the Big Apple. The writer, who was hired by Andy Warhol in the 1970s to pen a column for Interview magazine, talks about gender, gay rights and her pet peeves, including celebrity culture.
Ted Griffin and John Hayes are executive producing, while Damian Rodriguez and David Tedeschi edited the film. Ellen Kuras is directory of photography, with Jenny Carchman acting as supervising producer and Erin Edeiken and Chris Garrett serving as associate producers.
Public Speaking was nominated for a Gotham Award in the best documentary category.