Angel is a selfish, abusive, morally bankrupt man who hangs out as 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 ticket to fame and fortune.
“It is relentless and brilliant.” -The New York Times
“The dystopia conjured by “Idiots and Angels”, Mr. Plympton’s sixth and best animated feature, suggests Toulouse-Lautrec by way of Charles Bukowski.” -The New York Times
“The darkness of Bill Plympton’s vision is once again perfectly balanced with the searing illumination of his fantastic imagination (there’s even a brief point-of-view of an ashtray!) IDIOTS AND ANGELS may be his best film yet!” -Jim Jarmusch