Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 4 PM (doors at 3 PM)
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema | 506 Bloor St W, Toronto
Tickets: $50 General Admission | $40 Students/Senior (w/valid ID)
“Success didn’t spoil me, I’ve always been insufferable.” – Fran Lebowitz
The Koffler Centre of the Arts is thrilled to present the Dorothy Schoichet Lecture Series, featuring an afternoon with author, raconteur, cultural satirist and American cultural icon, Fran Lebowitz.
In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of America’s most insightful social commentators. Offering her acerbic views on current events and the media, her writing — pointed, taut and economical — is equally forthright, irascible, and unapologetically opinionated. Lebowitz is widely sought out for her razor-sharp commentary on everything from cigarettes to the Trump presidency.
Purveyor of urban cool, Leibowitz has been called “the heir to Dorothy Parker,” and was once named one of the year’s most stylish women by Vanity Fair. At age 67, she remains a style icon.
For her first Toronto appearance in five years, Lebowitz will hold court on stage, in conversation with a moderator (TBA), followed by an audience Q & A. Copies of her collected essays, The Fran Lebowitz Reader, will be available for purchase at the event through Ben McNally Books.
Fran Lebowitz: In Conversation is generously supported by Dorothy Schoichet.
About Fran Lebowitz
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.
Lebowitz lives in New York City, as she does not believe that she would be allowed to live anywhere else.
Photo credit: © Brigitte Lacombe.