Idiots and Angels


Part of our late night Friday spotlight on the new work of Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton. Plympton’s 2008 short, Hot Dog, will screen with Idiots and Angels.

Director/Writer/Animator: Bill Plympton
Country: U.S. (2008)
Running Time: 78 minutes
Screening: Friday, March 27, 2009, 10:30 p.m.
Read Erik McClanahan’s review of this film.

Angel is a selfish, abusive, morally bankrupt man who hangs out at his local bar, berating the other patrons. One day, Angel mysteriously wakes up with a pair of wings on his back. The wings make him do good deeds, contrary to his nature. He desperately tries to rid himself of the good wings, but eventually finds himself fighting those who view the wings as their tickets to fame and fortune. Angels and Idiots is a dark comedy about a man’s battle for his soul.

Idiots and Angels had its U.S. premiere at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, and it was called out as a special distinction feature film at the 2008 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

See a preview of Idiots and Angels.