Independent Lens

PBS | 10:00 pm

Rookie filmmaker Arthur Jones won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival for "Feel Good Man," the fascinating, even surreal, film he made with collaborator Giorgio Angelini. The 90-minute documentary, which opens Season 22 of "Independent Lens," recounts the improbable saga of how artist Matt Furie saw his lighthearted cartoon character of Pepe the Frog hijacked by virulent alt-right groups that rebranded the image as a registered symbol of hate during the 2016 U.S. presidential election season.