Feels Good Man

Feels Good Man

In 2016, after a nasty election cycle exposed a cultural rift, many Americans were left asking, “what the hell just happened?” For underground cartoonist Matt Furie, the question was more surreal: his character Pepe the Frog had become a political pawn — tweeted by Donald Trump, condemned by Hillary Clinton, and declared a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League.

The film looks at how Pepe’s transformation—from stoner cartoon frog in 2007, to extremist icon in 2016—runs parallel to America’s own transformation into a more divisive, mean-spirited, and tribalist place. It’s a Frankenstein monster story of an artist battling to regain control of his mutated creation.


Arthur Jones




Director: Arthur Jones
Executive Producer: Wavelength Productions: Jenifer Westphal, Joe Plummer, Chicago Media Project: Steve Cohen, Paula Froele
Producer: Giorgio Angelini, Caryn Capotosto, Aaron Wickenden
Screenwriter: Giorgio Angelini, Arthur Jones, Aaron Wickenden
Cinematographer: Giorgio Angelini, Christian Bruno, Kurt Keppeler, Guy Mossman
Editor: Aaron Wickenden ACE, Katrina Taylor, Drew Blatman
Sound Designer: Lawerence Everson
Music: Ari Balouzian, Ryan Hope
Principal Cast: Matt Furie, Johnny Ryan, Lisa Hanawalt, Emily Heller, Chris Sullivan, Aiyana Udesen, Dale Beran, John Michael Greer, Adam Serwer, Aaron Sankin
Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Caitlin Ward, Co-Producer: Maggie Angelini, Co-Producer: Kurt Keppeler, Co-Producer: Kerry McLaughlin, Sound Editor/Mixer: Lawrence Everson, Animator: Arthur Jones, Animator: Jenna Caravello, Animator: Khylin Woodrow, Animator: Nicole Stafford


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Year: 2020
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 93 mins