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April 30 - May 4

Assholes: A Theory

Hosted by Hot Docs Film Festival

Location

Toronto, ON, Canada

April 30 at 7 PM
May 1 at 3:45 PM
May 4 at 12:45 PM

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

Closed captions on April 30 and May 1. Open captions on May 4. More accessibility information is available on the Hot Docs website.

TIFF Bell Lightbox
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom on site. Hearing assist devices for all screenings & assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning and described sound, subject to availability. Elevator/escalator access to all levels. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible parking lot within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. Licensed lounge offering beer & wine that can be taken into cinemas. Water fountain on site.

Isabel Bader Theatre
Wheelchair accessible. Accessible seating. Step-free cinema seating available. All-gender accessible washroom. Assistive devices for screenings offering closed captioning, subject to availability. Low height ticket counter. Service animals welcome. Complimentary tickets for support persons. Hot Docs representatives onsite who can assist patrons in different languages. Accessible public transport within 200 metres of building. Bike locking posts/racks available. No food or drink inside theatre; bottled water only.