Community Film Picks: Fiery Fodder Film Night
Fri, Dec 15, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Join us for an evening of films selected by Angela Dufresne, curator of Bushel’s current exhibition, “Fiery Fodder.”

The program begins with three short films by artists in the exhibition:

It depends on what you mean (Kerry Downey, 2023)
Johnny Seagull, Johnny Clyde (Wells Chandler, 2009)
My Mother: Artist and Teacher (Linda Mary Montano, 2016).

The program continues with a screening of Call Her Applebroog, a feature-length documentary film by director Beth B. Released in 2016, this film is Beth B’s intimate and complex portrait of her mother, acclaimed New York–based artist Ida Applebroog. See trailer here. Raised Orthodox in the Bronx, Applebroog is unsentimentally and adoringly captured here by her daughter Beth B. The film is at times mischievous, but reverent throughout. The film delves into many of the themes that loom in the exhibition “Fiery Fodder,” on view at Bushel through January 14, 2024.

Doors open at 6:45 pm; screening begins at 7 pm. This program is free to attend. There is seating for 30; attendance is mask optional.


Angela Dufresne is a painter originally from Connecticut, raised however in the town in Kansas (Olathe-Suburbs) that Dick and Perry stopped in before they killed the Clutters (In Cold Blood), and now based in Brooklyn. Through painting, drawing, printmaking, performative works, and community building she wields heterotopic narratives that are both non hierarchical and unapologetically perverse, conjuring the rage, piss and vinegar and passion of being female in America today. She is a founding member of The Fragile Institute, a nomadic platform for exhibitions, publications, and social actions including the exhibitions Density’s Glitch at the Fine Arts Work Center, Augurhythms at Hesse Flatow, NY in 2022, and Density Betrays Us at the Hole, NY in 2021. She is a founder of ADVICE VOTE, an active civic engagement platform for teachers and art students across America.


Community Film Picks is a once-a-month film night at Bushel taking place on third Fridays at 7 pm. Bushel invites the community to propose films for future screenings. For information please send us an email.

image: Film still from Call Her Applebroog (Beth B, 2016).