Until 2016, Matt Furie was an obscure cartoonist more famous for memes than his actual comics. When a group of internet trolls decided to make his character Pepe into an avatar of Donald Trump and white nationalism, Furie was powerless as his work was transformed into a surreal nightmare. FEELS GOOD MAN tells the story of how the alt-right appropriation of Pepe impacted Furie’s life and how he fought to regain control of his creation. This is a fascinating and insightful film about the internet, the collective unconscious and reality.
Arthur Jones (USA) FEELS GOOD MAN is Jones’ debut as director.