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Fran Lebowitz: In Conversation

  • Hot Docs Ted Roger cinema 506 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y3 Canada (map)
Photo by Brigitte Lacombe

Photo by Brigitte Lacombe

Icon alert! One of the most hilarious and controversial commentators, living and breathing the urban NYC lifestyle - Fascinating human.

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of America’s most insightful social commentators, and is widely sought out for her razor-sharp commentary on everything from cigarette smoking to the Trump presidency.

For her first Toronto appearance in five years, Lebowitz will speak with her hosts about her acerbic views on current events and the media, with an audience Q & A to follow. Copies of her collected essays, The Fran Lebowitz Reader, will be available for purchase at the event through Ben McNally Books
Lebowitz worked odd jobs, such as taxi driving, belt peddling, and apartment cleaning before being hired by Andy Warhol as a columnist for Interview. Her first book, a collection of essays titled Metropolitan Life, was an international bestseller, as was a second collection, Social Studies. Lebowitz has also worked in television (Law & Order), film (The Wolf of Wall Street), and has long been a regular on various talk shows including those hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, and Bill Maher. She appears in various documentary films including the American Experience series on New York City, as well as Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (2016), Regarding Susan Sontag (2014), and Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990). Public Speaking, a documentary about Lebowitz directed by Martin Scorsese, premiered on HBO in November 2010.

First show - Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 6 PM (doors at 5 PM)
Second show - Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 4 PM (doors at 3 PM)