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.
- Tulip Fever (2016) A 17th century romance in which an artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.
- Searching for Realism (2016) Searching for Realism is a winding exploration of Nova Scotia, Canada and of it’s contemporary realist artists, their curators and their exhibition “Capture 2014: Nova Scotian Realism.” The film invites us to join in the curatorial journey through artist’ studios across the province and […]
- Family Commitments (2015) Familie verpflichtet (2015)
The happy gay couple DAVID and Khaled would love to marry publicly - if there weren't Khaled's homophobic father ALEDRISSI, David's pseudo orthodox jewish acting mother LEA and a possible paternity and gallery insolvency.
- Felix and Meira (2015) A young married woman from Montreal's Orthodox Jewish community finds freedom from the strictures of her faith through her relationship with a young man who is mourning the death of his estranged father.
- Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai (2015) The time: 1814. The place: Edo, now known as Tokyo. One of the highest populated cities in the world, teeming with peasants, samurai, townsmen, merchants, nobles, artists, courtesans, and perhaps even supernatural things. A much accomplished artist of his time and now in his mid-fifties, […]