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

Vladimir Luxuria

Sherry Colb

Robert Hockett

Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk

Lorella Zanardo

Suji Gelerman

Piercamillo Davigo

Aimée Morrison

Johnathan Gilmore

Tim Parks

Aaron James

Paul Purcell

Robert I. Sutton

Geoffrey Nunberg

Leslie Miley

bethanye Mckinney Blount

Edoardo Albinati

Bill Emmott

Leslie Dixon

Mary Sarnataro

Saule Omarova

John Cleese

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

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Date: April 30, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm (EST)

Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, Toronto ON

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Date: May 1, 2019

Time: 3:30 pm (EST)

Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, Toronto ON

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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