Kicking off its multi-city tour at the IFC Center in NYC on October, 6th, Screenings of “Idiots and Angels” (run time 78 mins.) will be presented along with Plympton’s new, multi-award winning animated short film: “The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger”, which won the grand prize for animation at the Florida Film Festival.
“Idiots and Angels” features a morally bankrupt man, who wakes up one morning to find wings sprouting from his back that make him do good deeds; throwing him unwillingly into a battle for his own soul.
Bill Plympton, who runs the largest indie film studio in NYC that releases animated features, will also make personal appearances at the last screening of the day on Wednesday, October 6th and Thursday, October 7th, followed by a Q & A.
“Idiots and Angels”, which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival has been entered for a 2011 Academy Award. The film has garnered an unprecedented selection of Film Festival Awards and honors including:
Special Distinction, Feature Film, Annecy Animation Festival, June 2008, Annecy, France
Grand Prize and Best Screenplay, Fantasporto, March 2009, Porto, Portugal
Best Feature Film, New Jersey Film Festival, Sept. 2008
Best Feature Film, CINANIMA 2008, Nov. 2008, Espinho, Portugal
Best Feature Film, Audience Award, Lausanne Underground FF, Oct. 2009, Switzerland
Best Animated Film, Ojai Film Festival, Nov. 2008, Ojai, California
EX AEQUO Award, Best Full-length Film in International Competition, Animadrid, Oct. 2008, Madrid, Spain
Viewer’s Choice, Monstra Lisboa Animated Film Festival, March 2009, Lisbon, Portugal
Best Director, Buenos Aires Red Blood Film Festival, Oct. 2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Visual Achievement, Atlanta Film Festival, April 2009, Atlanta, GA
Best Sound Award, International Festival for Contemporary Cinema 2MORROW, Oct. 2008, Moscow, Russia. Plympton, received his first Oscar® Nomination for “Your Face” (1988) and his second Oscar® Nomination for “Guard Dog” (2005). # END