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

Tim Parks

Mary Sarnataro

Leslie Dixon

Edoardo Albinati

Paul Purcell

Saule Omarova

Geoffrey Nunberg

Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk

Piercamillo Davigo

Robert Hockett

John Cleese

Lorella Zanardo

Vladimir Luxuria

Aimée Morrison

bethanye Mckinney Blount

Suji Gelerman

Johnathan Gilmore

Robert I. Sutton

Bill Emmott

Sherry Colb

Aaron James

Leslie Miley

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

World Community Film Festival Kelowna

Date: February 29, 2020

Time: 4:45 pm PT

Location: Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC

Salt Spring Film Festival

Date: March 1, 2020

Time: 4:15 pm PT

Location: Gulf Islands Secondary School, Salt Spring Island, BC

DocFest Belleville Ontario

Date: March 7, 2020

Time: 11:30 am ET

Location: Library Screen 1 & 2, Belleville, ON

Ljubljana Doc Festival

Date: March 14, 2020

Time: 7:00 pm CET

Location: Kinodvor Cinema, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Travelling World Community Film Festival in Duncan

Date: March 15, 2020

Time: 7:15 pm PT

Location: Providence Farm, 1843 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan, BC

Ljubljana Doc Festival

Date: March 18, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm CET

Location: Kosovel Hall, Ljubljana, Slovenia

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

Date: March 20, 2020

Time: 4:30 pm PT

Location: The Rock, San Luis Obispo, California

U.S Premiere

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

Date: March 21, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm PT

Location: The Rock, San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

Date: March 22, 2020

Time: 3:15 pm PT

Location: Downtown Centre Cinemas, San Luis Obispo, California

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 and developed with the assistance of Superchannel