Sponsored by Gordon & Mona Jennings

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, nasty universe. Venturing into predominantly male domain, Canadian director John 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? An entertaining and timely documentary that features lively commentary from actor John Cleese and others.
81 min / Canada

Director: John Walker
Writers: John Walker and Robert Sandler
Producers: Ann Bernier, Annette Clarke, John Walker