Assholes: A Theory Nominated for WGC Screenwriting Award

My adventures with assholes

15:48 09 January in Essays

By John Walker, director, Assholes: A Theory If someone had told me I would be having a conversation about assholes with the governor general of New Zealand, Dame Patsy Reddy, and her husband, Sir David Gascoigne, or that I would be sitting beside comedic legend John...

The Best Canadian Documentaries of 2019

11:51 26 December in News, Reviews

By Marc Glassman, Point of View Magazine After too many years of assembling top ten lists, I’m feeling more comfortable with offering advice on films I enjoyed during the year without rating them in a numerical format. It’s tough enough to state that these are docs...

Assholes: A Theory

11:59 29 November in News

By Carey, OrcaSound Social media. Men. Hollywood. World leaders. Ivy League frats. Tech and financial worlds. Assholes aplenty. They seem to be everywhere today. John Walker brings it to us on the big screen. Read full article at orcasound.com...

The deep and powerful reach of assholes in society

12:15 22 November in News

By Grace Paizen, The Manitoban Do you have to be an asshole to get somewhere in life? Are there special advantages to being an asshole? Is there such a thing as “a proper asshole?” These are all questions asked — and partially answered — in Canadian...

Listen: John Walker

18:34 18 November in Interviews

Joseph Planta, Planta: On the Line The distinguished filmmaker John Walker joined Joseph Planta back in early October to discuss his documentary Assholes: A Theory, which is having a theatrical release now across Canada, and will be seen on the Documentary Channel shortly. Listen to...

Doc explores the theory behind ‘jerks’

12:22 15 November in News

By Scott Hayes, StAlbertTODAY They’re everywhere: parking across multiple spots, cutting in lines, pretending like they’re the special children of the universe. We all know them, but why are there more and more of them around these days? Read full article at stalberttoday.ca...

Review: Documentary tackles narcissism, entitlement with a laugh

12:20 15 November in Reviews

By Alison Gillmor, Winnipeg Free Press Inspired by the similarly titled New York Times bestseller by Aaron James, Canadian documentarian John Walker looks at the rampant narcissism, obnoxious entitlement and toxic discourse that seem to have recently overtaken public life. Read full article at winnipegfreepress.com...

Review: All About Assholes

16:45 07 November in Reviews

By Atascadero News Assholes. They’re everywhere. They’re in your home, at your workplace, at your gym and in your pub. Perhaps you’re one of them. Now, are they worth a documentary? Turns out, they are. Assholes have become a public menace. Read full article at planetsmag.com/…...

Review: Assholes: A Theory

16:49 31 October in Reviews

By Everyday Activist Luckily, this is a documentary film blog, otherwise the title may suggest a myriad of issues from Premier Kenny's latest budget to dealing with insurance companies. Read full article at calgarymovies.com/…...

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