A person standing at a lectern, with a laptop and microphone in front of them. There is a blue slide on a screen behind them with 'Assholes' in black block letters on white and a red circle with a line through it on top

Assholes: A Theory

Hot Docs Film Festival

Inspired by the New York Times bestseller Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James, acclaimed filmmaker John Walker takes us on an investigative journey to test the limits of our acceptance of assholes in contemporary society. With the global acceleration of asshole behaviour, spurred on by social media, we feel the impact in business, politics and at home. How can we understand this particular type of problematic behaviour? More importantly, what can be done to push back against the rising tide of assholery? Entertaining and thought-provoking, this timely film explores James’s theories and recommendations using clips sourced from Hollywood and news archives, combined with the ruminations of key observers of asshole-dom.

Filmmaker John Walker and author Aaron James will be in attendance at the April 30 and May 1 screenings.

More information and tickets

April 30, 7:00 PM (closed captions)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West

May 1, 3:45 PM (closed captions)
TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West

May 4, 12:45 PM (open captions)
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West