Legendary animator Bill Plympton coming to Memphis to screen 'Idiots & Angels' on Monday, Nov. 2nd and speak at the Memphis College of Art on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd

Indie Memphis and the Memphis College of Art are honored to welcome Bill Plympton to Memphis and present his latest feature...

Idiots & Angels
Monday, Nov. 2 @ 7:30 pm at the Studio on the Square *Presented on 35mm film.

$5 for the General Public
/ Free for Indie Memphis members and Memphis College of Art students with valid ID

Bill Plympton is scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening.

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In Bill Plympton's latest feature, Idiots & Angels, a selfish and morally bankrupt man, wakes up one morning with wings on his back. Even more troublesome than their embarrassing appearance is the wings' tendency to want to do good deeds.

After much ridicule, he desperately tries to rid himself of the good wings, but eventually finds himself fighting those who view the wings as their ticket to fame and fortune. Is Angel's misguided soul capable of being rescued?

Told through Plympton's trademark animation style Idiots and Angels is a dark comedy about a man's battle for his soul.

Bill Plympton Lecture
Tuesday, Nov. 3 @ 7:00 pm at the Memphis College of Art

Free and open to the General Public.

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Legendary animator Bill Plympton's work is instantly recognizable. The simple beauty of the pastel sketches set in motion is often in stark contrast with the filmmaker's fevered surreality and sharp humor. Plympton began his career as an illustrator and syndicated cartoonist in the 1970s before realizing his dream to become an animator with 1983's Boomtown. In 1988, he received his first Oscar nomination for the now-classic animated short Your Face. His short Push Comes to Shove won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1991, and was later incorporated into The Tune, which became the first animated feature entirely hand-drawn by its creator.

On Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7:00 pm, Bill Plympton will speak at the Memphis College of Art as part of their Visiting Artists Lecture Series. Plympton will show short films from throughout his career, talking about each film and how to enjoy them. Free and open to the public, the one-hour lecture will take place in Callicott Auditorium.

Indie Memphis members and newsletter subscribers are also invited to attend Bill Plympton's Master Class, which will take place Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 9:00 am, also in Callicott Auditorium. In the three-hour Master Class, Plympton will show his short films, talk about the creative and business aspects of his work, and do live drawings to illustrate the secret of his success. He will also show an exclusive sneak preview of his new work-in-progress feature film Cheatin'. Attendees of the Master Class will get a free Bill Plympton drawing.