“This is our world, I dissect it, I assemble it, I call it art,”

CALL HER APPLEBROOG

2016     1 x 70/56     Color & B/W     16:9     HD     English

A film by BETH B
starring IDA APPLEBROOG
camera and editing BETH B
original music JIM COLEMAN
colorist ANTHONY RAFFAELE
re-recording mixer PAUL FUREDI
post-production supervisor JIM COLEMAN
finishing services TECHNICOLOR-POSTWORKS
photos EMILY POOLE
legal counsel KAISER WAHAB
executive producers JEAN LIGNEL & BETH B
produced and directed by BETH B

This deeply personal portrait of acclaimed New York–based artist Ida Applebroog was shot with mischievous reverence by her filmmaker daughter, Beth B. 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