Rialto Pictures has acquired US theatrical rights to Martin Scorsese’s Public Speaking, the director’s portrait of author, social critic and acerbic wit Fran Lebowitz.  

The company will open the documentary on Feb 23 at New York’s Film Forum, with special engagements in select cities to follow later in the year.

Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and Margaret Bodde Margaret produced the HBO Documentary Films and American Express Portraits presentation in association with Consolidated Documentaries and Sikelia Productions.