Bill Plympton, legendary Oscar-nominated director, announced today the exclusive engagement of his Terry Gilliam sponsored Animated Feature Film: “Idiots and Angels” (a black comedy about a man’s battle with his wings and his soul), will open at the IFC Center on Wednesday, October 6th.
Press Release from Plymptoons
Bill Plympton, legendary Oscar-nominated director, announced today the exclusive engagement of his Terry Gilliam sponsored Animated Feature Film: “Idiots and Angels” (a black comedy about a man’s battle with his wings and his soul), will open at the IFC Center on Wednesday, October 6th. Screenings of “Idiots and Angels” will be preceded by Plympton's new, multi-award winning short film: “The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger”, which won the grand prize for animation at the Florida Film Festival.
Bill Plympton will make personal appearances at evening screenings (time TBA), onTickets: $13 general admission, $9 seniors (62+) and children (under 12), $8 for IFC Center membersDiscounted tickets are available for groups of 10 or more at select shows, through special advance arrangement.IFC Center 323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd Street,Box office: 212 924 7771.http://www.ifccenter.com.
Plympton announced today that “Idiots and Angels”, which Premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival, has garnered an unprecedented selection of Film Festival Awards and honors including:Special Distinction, Feature Film, Annecy Animation Festival, June 2008, Annecy, FranceGrand Prize and Best Screenplay, Fantasporto, March 2009, Porto, PortugalBest Feature Film, New Jersey Film Festival, Sept. 2008Best Feature Film, CINANIMA 2008, Nov. 2008, Espinho, PortugalBest Feature Film, Audience Award, Lausanne Underground Film Festival, Oct. 2009, SwitzerlandBest Animated Film, Ojai Film Festival, Nov. 2008, Ojai, CaliforniaEX AEQUO Award, Best Full-length Film in International Competition, Animadrid, Oct. 2008, Madrid, SpainViewer’s Choice, Monstra Lisboa Animated Film Festival, March 2009, Lisbon, PortugalBest Director, Buenos Aires Red Blood Film Festival, Oct. 2008, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaVisual Achievement, Atlanta Film Festival, April 2009, Atlanta, GABest Sound Award, International Festival for Contemporary Cinema 2MORROW, Oct. 2008, Moscow, Russia and has been entered for a 2010 Oscar® nomination. Plympton, received his first Oscar Nomination for “Your Face” (1988) and his second Oscar Nomination for “Guard Dog” (2005).