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Feels Good Man

Director(s)
Arthur Jones
Country
United-States
Year
2020
Duration
92 min
Language
English

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First created in the pages of Matt Furie’s 2005 comic book Boy’s Club, the iconic Pepe the Frog character has gone from laid-back peacenik slacker to hate symbol classified by the Anti-Defamation League. So what the hell happened, exactly? His story begins when he takes a piss with his pants all the way down (“feels good man”), takes us into the birth of meme culture in the MySpace and 4Chan eras, and then explodes during Trump’s hellish election year, and its subsequent enabling of the alt-right. From school shooters to racist demagogues and conspiracy theorists… into the streets of Hong Kong, where Pepe has been rehabilitated as a rallying symbol of hope and resistance for pro-democracy activists…The dopey frog has been used and abused, claimed and reclaimed – which has left Furie driven to make things right. (Fantasia 2020, Ariel Esteban Cayer)

Offers an inside peek at the internet’s growing ability to affect and shape modern society, which often makes the film a nightmare about extremism and technology. – Variety

Fantasia 2020
Special Jury Prize – Sundance 2020

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Director(s)
Arthur Jones
Country
United-States
Year
2020
Duration
92 min
Language
English