Feels Good Man trailer explores Pepe the Frog
After debuting at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and winning the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker, Arthur Jones’ Pepe the Frog documentary Feels Good Man is coming to audiences this September and Ready Fictions has debuted the first official trailer, which can be viewed in the player below!
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 humanoid amphibian, had unwittingly become a grotesque political pawn.
Feels Good Man is a Frankenstein-meets-Alice in Wonderland journey of an artist battling to regain control of his creation, while confronting a disturbing cast of characters who have their own peculiar attachments to Pepe. Now, as Pepe continues to morph around the world – the documentary offers a vivid, moving portrait of one man, one frog, and the very strange reality we’ve all found ourselves living in.
The documentary is helmed by Arthur Jones and produced by Giorgio Angelini, Aaron Wickenden and Caryn Capotosto (Won’t You Be My Neighbor?), with Jenifer Westphal, Joe Plummer, Bryn Mooser, Nancy Stephens, Rick Rosenthal and Julie Parker Benello all attached as executive producers.
Feels Good Man is set to come out on September 4!