A Feature Documentary from John Walker
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA IN ASSOCIATION WITH Documentary Channel

With venomous social media, resurgent authoritarianism and rampant narcissism threatening to trash civilization as we know it, the time has come for Assholes: A Theory — an entertaining and oh so timely feature doc from acclaimed director John Walker.

Inspired by Aaron James’ New York Times bestseller of the same name, Assholes investigates the breeding grounds of contemporary ‘asshole culture’ — and locates signs of civility in an otherwise rude-n-nasty universe.

Venturing into predominantly male domain, Walker moves from Ivy League frat clubs to the bratty princedoms of Silicon Valley and bear pits of international finance. Why do assholes thrive in certain environments? What explains their perverse appeal? And how do they keep getting elected!

Lively commentary is provided by the likes of actor John Cleese, former RCMP officer Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk, and Italian LGBTQ activist Vladimir Luxuria who famously locked horns with Silvio Berlusconi, the p****y-grabbing prototype of the 21st century demagogue.

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FEATURING

Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk

Aimée Morrison

Sherry Colb

Vladimir Luxuria

bethanye Mckinney Blount

Paul Purcell

Edoardo Albinati

Johnathan Gilmore

Lorella Zanardo

Robert I. Sutton

Leslie Miley

Geoffrey Nunberg

Mary Sarnataro

Tim Parks

Aaron James

John Cleese

Robert Hockett

Piercamillo Davigo

Suji Gelerman

Leslie Dixon

Bill Emmott

Saule Omarova

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

CPH: DOX

Date: March 24, 2019

Time: 17:15 (CET)

Location: Empire, Copenhagen, Denmark

CPH: DOX

Date: March 27, 2019

Time: 21:00 (CET)

Location: Palads, Copenhagen, Denmark

CPH: DOX

Date: March 31, 2019

Time: 14:00 (CET)

Location: Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Hot Docs

Date: April 30, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm (EST)

Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, Toronto ON

Hot Docs

Date: May 1, 2019

Time: 3:30 pm (EST)

Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, Toronto ON

Hot Docs

Date: May 4, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm (EST)

Location: Isabel Bader Theatre, Toronto ON

A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FROM JOHN WALKER

A JOHN WALKER PRODUCTION IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
IN ASSOCIATION WITH DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL

CINEMATOGRAPHER PAUL MCCURDY EDITOR JEFF WARREN COMPOSER SANDY MOORE SOUND DESIGNER ALEX SALTER
ANIMATOR RON MCDOUGALL LOCATION SOUND JIM RILLIE PRODUCERS ANN BERNIER  ANNETTE CLARKE  JOHN WALKER
WRITTEN BY JOHN WALKER  ROBERT SANDLER DIRECTED & NARRATED BY JOHN WALKER

A John Walker Production in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada in association with documentary Channel and Canada Media Fund, with the assistance of the Government of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Film & Television Production Incentive Fund, Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds, through the Theatrical Documentary Program, Rogers Telefund and The Canadian Film or Video Film Tax Credit