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

Mary Sarnataro

Edoardo Albinati

Robert I. Sutton

Aimée Morrison

Saule Omarova

Suji Gelerman

Johnathan Gilmore

Sherry Colb

Aaron James

Leslie Dixon

Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk

John Cleese

Vladimir Luxuria

Piercamillo Davigo

Tim Parks

Robert Hockett

Leslie Miley

Lorella Zanardo

Bill Emmott

Paul Purcell

Geoffrey Nunberg

bethanye Mckinney Blount

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

Winnipeg

Start date: November 13, 2019

End date: November 20, 2019

Time: Visit Website for Details

Location: Winnipeg Cinematheque, Winnipeg, MB

November 15 Special Event: Post screening Discussion with former RCMP officer Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk (who is interviewed in the film)

Regina

Start date: November 15, 2019

End date: November 21, 2019

Time: Daily 1:25 pm & 6:50 pm CT

Location: Rainbow Cinema Golden Mile, Regina, SK

Calgary

Start date: November 15, 2019

End date: November 21, 2019

Time: Visit Website for Details

Location: Calgary Plaza Cinema, Calgary, AB

Saskatoon

Start date: November 16, 2019

End date: November 20, 2019

Time: Visit Website for Details

Location: Roxy Theatre, Saskatoon, SK

Montréal

Date: November 25, 2019

Time: TBD

Location: Cinema du Parc, Montréal, QC

Presented in English and English with FR subtitles.

Special Event, November 30th at 2:30 pm: Post screening Discussion with John Walker

Toronto

Date: November 29, 2019

Time: 3:30 pm ET

Location: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Toronto, ON

Toronto

Date: December 1, 2019

Time: 9:00 pm ET

Location: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Toronto, ON

Special Event: Post screening Discussion with John Walker

Toronto

Start date: December 2, 2019

End date: December 7, 2019

Time: Visit Website for Details

Location: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, Toronto, ON

Ottawa

Date: December 6, 2019

Time: TBD

Location: Imagine Cinemas St. Laurent Centre, Ottawa, ON

Toronto

Date: December 6, 2019

Time: TBD

Location: Carlton Cinema, 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 and developed with the assistance of Superchannel