Feels Good Man
Chronicles the surreal story of Pepe the Frog’s journey from laid-back cartoon character to registered hate symbol.
2020 | Running Time: 1 hour 32 minutes | Rating: NR
FEELS GOOD MAN is the story of how artist Matt Furie, creator of a trippy, once-benign comic character named Pepe the Frog, fought an uphill battle to reclaim his iconic creation from those who turned it into a symbol of hate. An exploration of the power of online imagery and the fascinating spin cycle of memes in a culture where ownership and meaning can be wrested away from creators, Feels Good Man is a thought-provoking, wild ride through an Internet that transformed an unlucky cartoon frog, and then the rest of the world. Director: Arthur Jones; Creator of Pepe the Frog: Matt Furie
“You’ve just got to see it. It is chilling, hopeful, terrible, and wonderful—and made with care, gorgeous animation, and perfect pacing.”
– Allen Salkin, Los Angeles Magazine
Emmy Winner in the News and Documentary Category for Outstanding Research, 2021