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Jacob Epstein: Rebel Angel + intro

Thursday 3rd August


Screen 2

Director: Catherine Collis

Starring: Roland Joffe, Antony Gormley

Rating: 15

UK 1987, 75mins

The American artist Jacob Epstein made something of a career of shocking people. Sexually explicit sculptures and a willingness to tackle taboo subjects meant he quickly gained notoriety outside the art world, and his gender fluid sculpture of the fallen angel Lucifer has long been part of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Exactly seventy years, to be precise.

To mark the occasion, we’ve teamed up with BMAG and the BFI for a rare public screening of the Central TV documentary Jacob Epstein: Rebel Angel, a look at Epstein’s life and career as told through archival film clips, as well as comments by family members, artists like Antony Gormley and art historians.

The screening will also be preceded by a presentation from BMAG’s Lisa Beauchamp, who’ll be giving a brief introduction to Epstein and his work.