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

Saule Omarova

Johnathan Gilmore

Suji Gelerman

Vladimir Luxuria

Sherry Colb

Geoffrey Nunberg

Mary Sarnataro

Aimée Morrison

Leslie Dixon

Leslie Miley

bethanye Mckinney Blount

Robert Hockett

Aaron James

Paul Purcell

Tim Parks

John Cleese

Bill Emmott

Lorella Zanardo

Robert I. Sutton

Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk

Piercamillo Davigo

Edoardo Albinati

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

Powell River Film Fest

Start date: February 7, 2020

End date: February 16, 2020

Time: TBD

Location: Powell River, British Columbia

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