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The Raconteur continues its collaboration with New Jersey's "Carnegie Hall!" Next up: Bill Plympton/IDIOTS & ANGELS. Click to BUY TIX. Every dollar spent attending a Raconteur Production helps sustain your favorite bookstore!

IDIOTS and ANGELS: Film Screening w/Special Guest Oscar nominated animator BILL PLYMPTON

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8 PM, Tues. Sept 27

"Toulouse-Lautrec by way of Charles Bukowski." -The New York Times

“If The Nightmare Before Christmas, Barfly, and Wings of Desire had a menage-a-trois, their surrealist progeny would be this extraordinary film." - Interview Magazine

Described by The New York Times as "ceaselessly imaginative, relentless and brilliant," and hailed simply as "God" by Simpsons creator Matt Groening, two time Academy Award–nominee Bill Plympton screens and answers questions about his latest feature film, Idiots and Angels, and reads and signs his new autobiography, Independently Animated. Plus a special onstage conversation hosted by cartoonist & Plympton fan Patrick McDonnell, the creator of MUTTS.

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Hand-drawn in pencil entirely by Plympton himself, the gorgeously creepy Idiots and Angels is a grim, mostly monochromatic, fairy-tale comedy about a boozy, brutish businessman who suddenly sprouts angel wings. A departure from Plympton’s earlier, talkier work, which, along with the Oscar-nominated shorts Your Face and Guard Dog, includes the video for Kanye West’s “Heard ‘Em Say,” Plympton's sixth and best animated feature contains not a word of dialogue; the only human sounds are bestial grunts and chortles and a growling soundtrack by Tom Waits. If you don't already consider yourself a Plympton groupie, take our word for it, you will after you see this earthy (yet elegant) epic. Just don’t bring the kids.

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INDEPENDENTLY ANIMATED

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With a hilarious forward by filmmaker Terry Gilliam, Independently Animated chronicles Plympton's life and career within the cartoon and animation industry and features over a hundred pages of beautiful and rare art.

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