Thursday evening film series: CALL HER APPLEBROOG


June 15 (Thursday)
Monthly Thursday evening film series: Call Her Applebroog
5:30 p.m.

This deeply personal portrait of acclaimed New York–based artist Ida Applebroog (70 minutes) was shot with mischievous reverence by her filmmaker daughter, Beth B (Exposed). Born in the Bronx to Orthodox Jewish émigrés from Poland, Applebroog, now in her eighties, looks back at how she expressed herself through decades of drawings and paintings as well as her private journals. With her daughter’s encouragement she investigates the stranger that is her former self, a woman who found psychological and sexual liberation through art. As Beth B finds a deeper understanding of her mother as a human being, Applebroog shares a newfound appreciation for her own provocative work.

Call Her Applebroog had its world premiere at MoMA’s Doc Fortnight on February 26, 2016. It opened at the Metrograph in New York on June 10, 2016.

Read about Ida Applebroog and Beth B in The New York Times and read an interview with Beth B about the film in Vogue.

Watch trailer here.