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This week we’re heading down to Barts Bar as we Queue up the (2008) Animated Feature IDIOTS & ANGELS from the masterful mind of sketch artist Bill Plympton. This highly regarded and award winning film tells the story of Angel, a selfish, abusive, morally bankrupt man wakes up one morning to discover his body has begun to match his name – a pair of wings has sprouted from his back. Angel doesn’t care to have wings and is annoyed by the ridicule they inspire among his drinking buddies, so he cuts them off, only to find they quickly grow back. Even worse, Angel learns the wings have their own moral compass, and are forcing him to be benevolent in a way that hardly suits him. Hoping a professional can help, Angel has a surgeon amputate the wings, but when Bart, the bartender at Angel’s favorite watering hole, makes trouble for a woman he fancies, the wings return again – leading to a war of wills between two corrupt men and one mysterious force for good. Angels And Idiots tells its story without dialogue but does include songs from such artists as Tom Waits, Moby, Pink Martini and Nicole Renaud. We had a bit to say about this film that “perhaps” said nothing, all of that and our “Top 3 Movie Angels
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