Call Her Applebroog
Director: Beth B Run Time: 70 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2016
Starring: Ida Applebroog
ART SEEN presents CALL HER APPLEBROOG, Beth B’s personal documentary on her mother, artist Ida Applebroog.
Screening before the film will be the new frieze video, Eileen Myles: A Poet in the Art World.
This deeply personal portrait of acclaimed New York–based artist Ida Applebroog 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 80s, 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. –MoMA Doc Fortnight