FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2021
The New Mexico Museum of Art (NMMOA) and Center for Contemporary Art (CCA), in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico, are proud to present an online screening of the documentary film “Feels Good Man” at 5:30 p.m. MST on Friday, January 29. Winner of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Award, the film chronicles artist Matt Furie in his quest to reclaim his Pepe the Frog character, which became an iconic internet meme with the “alt-right” movement.
Following the screening, audience members will be allowed to submit questions during a livestream Q&A panel with the filmmakers and Matt Furie’s lead copyright lawyer. The film and panel discussion will cover artists’ rights in the age of appropriation.
Link to purchase tickets: https://feelsgoodman.watch/
$12, with proceeds benefiting NMMOA and CCA.
Arthur Jones – Director
Giorgio Angelini – Writer/Producer
Louis W. Tompros – Partner WilmerHale Law Firm (Matt Furie’s lead copyright attorney)
Jacqueline Frank – CCA Board of Directors
About The New Mexico Museum of Art
The New Mexico Museum of Art is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Board of Regents for the Museum of New Mexico. Programs and exhibits are supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and our donors. The mission of the Museum of Art is to create authentic experiences that foster a deeper understanding and enjoyment of art throughout our state. With a collection of more than 20,000 pieces of work, the museum brings the art of the world to New Mexico and the art of New Mexico to the world.
About the Center for Contemporary Art
The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (CCA) celebrates creativity across the arts, humanities and sciences by generating transformative experiences designed to ignite minds and connect people. For over forty years, CCA has operated as a grassroots organization with a vision to enhance Santa Fe’s cultural landscape and better the lives of our community and beyond. As one of the oldest artist-centered organizations in the American Southwest that drew over 65,000 visitors annually, the CCA has pivoted to online programming with "The Living Room Series" in the wake of Covid-19.
About the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico
The Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico brings together New Mexico’s intellectual property (IP) professionals with a common purpose: to foster New Mexico’s entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and innovation by ensuring local access to high-quality IP services. We are dedicated to supporting New Mexico’s business ecosystem. Keep in touch with us through our website to get information about our annual events, including the IP educational institute and our Pro Bono IP Fair where you can sign up for a free consultation with an IP attorney.