Assholes: A Theory

Sunday, March 1, at 4:15 pm in Erskine (Dance Studio)

DIRECTOR

John Walker

COUNTRY

Canada

RUNNING TIME

81 mins

YEAR

2019

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

Ever get the impression that assholes are taking over the world? With resurgent authoritarianism and venomous social media threatening to destroy civilization as we know it, this rousing and topical NFB co-production investigates the breeding grounds of contemporary “asshole culture” and searches for signs of civility in a narcissistic universe. Inspired by the New York Times bestseller by Aaron James and featuring lively interviews with the likes of Monty Python’s John Cleese, this playful investigation into the global rise of toxic behaviour explores why assholes thrive in certain environments, what explains their perverse appeal…and how they keep getting elected.

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