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

Piercamillo Davigo

Saule Omarova

Edoardo Albinati

Paul Purcell

Bill Emmott

bethanye Mckinney Blount

Aimée Morrison

Geoffrey Nunberg

Suji Gelerman

Robert Hockett

Tim Parks

Johnathan Gilmore

Sherry Colb

Vladimir Luxuria

Leslie Miley

Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk

Lorella Zanardo

John Cleese

Aaron James

Robert I. Sutton

Leslie Dixon

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

Cinéfest Sudbury

Date: September 17, 2019

Time: 8:30 pm ET

Location: SilverCity Sudbury

Lunenburg Doc Fest

Date: September 21, 2019

Time: 8:45 pm ET

Location: Lunenburg Opera House

Calgary International Film Festival

Date: September 28, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm MT

Location: Cineplex Eau Claire, Calgary

Calgary International Film Festival

Date: September 29, 2019

Time: 2:45 pm MT

Location: Cineplex Eau Claire, Calgary

Vancouver International Film Festival

Date: October 2, 2019

Time: 9:00 pm PT

Location: International Village 9, Vancouver

Vancouver International Film Festival

Date: October 4, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm PT

Location: SFU Goldcorp, Vancouver

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