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Narrative Feature  





Idiots and Angels
Directed by
Bill Plympton
USA / 2008 / 78 minutes

Preceded by HOT DOG
Screening Times and Venues:
Woodstock Town Hall
10/03/2008, 2:45PM
In a de-saturated universe filled with booze, bulbous cars and bad intentions, a furious man takes pleasure in causing pain to others. Thus begins "Idiots and Angels," Bill Plympton's brilliant reversal of the metamorphosis theme. With music moving the narrative and bolstered by mind-blowing transitions Angel, a truly bad man, is horrified to find himself sprouting wings. So drenched in evil is he that he tries to rid himself of these unwanted appendages by any means possible, even self mutilation. Does he succeed? Do those who conspire to rob Angel of his wings for their own gain succeed? Is redemption in such a world possible? Does love exist, or merely lust? Both a parable of a world gone awry and a testament to the possibility of redemption, this is storytelling at its very best, not to be missed. (Barbara Pokras, A.C.E)
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Bill Plympton moved to New York City upon graduation from Portland State University in Graphic Design. He began his career creating cartoons for publications such as New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy and Screw.

In 1997 he was nominated for an Oscar for his short "Your Face." After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and "Spike and Mike's," he turned his talent to features. Since 1991 he's made seven feature films, five of which are animated; "The Tune", "Mondo Plympton," "I Married A Strange Person," "Mutant Aliens" and "Hair High." In 2005, Bill received another Oscar nomination, for his short film "Guard Dog" (WFF 2005).

Producer(s): Biljana Labovic
Director(s): Bill Plympton
Editor(s): Kevin Palmer
Composer(s)/Music: Nicole Renaud, Corey Allen Jackson, Rachelle Garniez, Hank Bones,Didier Carmier
Sound Editor(s): Greg Sextro (sound designer)
Other Credits: Biljana Labovic, Lisa LaBracio, Kerri Allegretta (artists)

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