Call Her Applebroog

Directed by Beth B

Year: 2016
Running Time: 70
Color Type: Color
Booking Inquiry Shop Home Video Educational Use

Call Her Applebroog

Crew
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 (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

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.

To book this film please contact Nancy Gerstman or Emily Russo or call 212-274-1989.

Reviews

CRITICS' PICK! 'Call Her Applebroog,' a brief feature about the inventive, provocative artist Ida Applebroog, is less a documentary than a love letter... Beth B is not out to deliver a comprehensive biography. Instead, she achieves a vivid snapshot of a still-vital artist late in a still-purposeful life.

REVEALING...The director has the sort of access to her subject, both logistically and emotionally, that gives the film a unique tension.

The possibilities and limitations of art as a route to self-knowledge are on display in Beth B’s...gently incisive portrait of her mother, Ida Applebroog.

The documentary reveals a woman as layered, wry and dark as the artwork that’s won her Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, amid plenty of other recognition.... Applebroog’s art is intimate and political, confessional and sometimes exhibitionist.

Thoroughly engaging and intimate.

Press Kit

Hi-Res Poster

Hi-Res Images

Trailer Embed Code

Hi-Res Trailer

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 6 2022 at 8:50pm
RT' @kino_cult':' https://t.co/lOMFy7gDYg'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 6 2022 at 8:50pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon on Blu-ray! Twilight (1998) Starring Paul Newman, Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon, James Garner, Reese Withe…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 6 2022 at 6:27pm
RT' @letterboxd': To celebrate' @MilestoneFilms' and' @KinoLorber’s' new 4K restoration of Alma’s Rainbow, Letterboxd senior editor' @itismitchell…'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 6 2022 at 2:10pm
Meet Hermes and Betta – pet show owners by day, swingers by night. The honest, sex-positive Italian documentary BLO…' https://t.co/l8EAqOLIjU'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 6 2022 at 1:59pm
RT' @kino_cult': First Argento film you saw? #jointhecult
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 6 2022 at 11:44am
Discover something wild this weekend. Acclaimed sci-fi musical NEPTUNE FROST is out now in theaters + on digital! 🛸…' https://t.co/DgMLVX0xrN'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 6 2022 at 10:29am
RT' @StrangeCinema65': Y'all should know a new Pre Code James Whale movie is coming up this October! Don't miss out!' @KLStudioClassic'' @KinoLo…'
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 6 2022 at 10:29am
RT' @gablescinema': In partnership with the' @GablesMuseum', we present a screening of #OlgaFilm, on August 24 at 6:00 pm for the Independence…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 6 2022 at 10:28am
RT' @TrailersFromHel': There’s no getting around it — Mario Bava’s space opera Planet Of The Vampires, newly remastered by' @KinoLorber', is no…
'@KinoLorber' on Aug. 6 2022 at 10:25am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming October 11th! Two Pre-Code Classics BY CANDLELIGHT (1933) - Digitally Restored by Universal Pictures in 4K fro…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com