Assholes: A Theory

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99 minutes – Documentary
Language: English
Festival release date: CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark (World Premiere)
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Production company: John Walker Productions, NFB, CBC documentary Channel
Canadian distributor: National Film Board of Canada

We live in a time of venomous social media, resurgent authoritarianism and rampant narcissism threatening to trash civilization as we know it. Producer-Director John Walker holds a cinematic mirror up to all that nonsense and with some terrific on-screen help he explains why A-holes thrive in certain environments and how they keep getting elected. Inspired by Aaron James’ New York Times bestseller of the same name, Assholes: A Theory investigates the breeding grounds of contemporary “asshole culture” and locates signs of civility in an otherwise rude-‘n-nasty universe.  With the global acceleration of asshole behaviour, spurred on by social media, the film’s participants seek to understand and push back against this rising tide of assholery.

Also see: Assholes: A Theory Begins.



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Crew:
Producer:John Walker
Ann Bernier
Annette Clarke
Director:

John Walker

Screenwriter:

John Walker

Cinematographer:

Paul McCurdy

Editor:

Jeff Warren

Composer:

Sandy Moore

Cast:Roles:

John Cleese
Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk
Rebecca Johnson
Vladimir Luxuria
Edoardo Albinati
Piercamillo Davigo
Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk
Bethanye McKinney Blount
Caleb Chechota
Alejandro Chupina
Sherry F. Colb
Julienne Cordy
Rob Delano
Kevin Michael Dunford
Bill Emmott
Leslie Dixon
Dakota Gamble
Suji Gelerman
Johnathan Gilmore
Austin Hare
Robert Hockett
Aaron James
Mary Sarnataro
Lorella Zanardo
Martin Marrow
Leslie Miley
Aimée Morrison
Geoffrey Nunberg
Saule Omarova
Tim Parks
Paul Purcell
Peggy Fields Richardson
Christian Rivera

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