FEELS GOOD MAN
September 19 only
ONE NIGHT ONLY- San Francisco IN-PERSON PREMIERE! Q&A with Pepe the Frog creator/artist Matt Furie, the filmmakers, as well as Oakland horror comic legend, Skinner after the film!
“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
Join us for a very special screening of the Sundance award-winning and Emmy-nominated documentary Feels Good Man. A story about Bay Area artist Matt Furie and his fight to save his indie comic character, Pepe the Frog, from the grips of online trolls and far right provocateurs. It’s a “vertiginous, head-slapping examination of the tangible, unpredictable consequences of making art,” says Ben Kenigsberg of the New York Times.
In November 2016, a nasty election cycle had exposed a seismic cultural rift and the country suddenly felt like a much different place. For underground cartoonist Matt Furie, that sensation was even more surreal. Furie’s comic creation Pepe the Frog, conceived more than a decade earlier as a laid back cartoon character, had unwittingly become a grotesque political pawn.
FEELS GOOD MAN is a Frankenstein-meets Alice in Wonderland journey of an artist battling control of his creation, while confronting a disturbing cast of characters who have their own peculiar attachments to Pepe. With radiant animations and an incredible soundtrack, it’s a raucous roller coaster of emotions, offering a vivid, moving portrait of one man, one frog and the fight to bring Pepe back from the darkness. This is a documentary meant to be seen on the big screen!
“The most urgent and poignant political documentary of the year.” – Matt Patches, Polygon
“An expansive forensic look at the life cycle of an idea, a warp-speed analysis of internet sociology, and a harrowingly modern fable about innocence lost.“- David Ehrlich, IndieWire
Directed by Arthur Jones. USA. 2020. 93 min.
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