We are sad to announce this event has been canceled due to ongoing public health concerns.

 

 

With venomous comments on social media and the rise of authoritarianism, the time has come for Assholes: A Theory — an entertaining and timely documentary from acclaimed director John Walker. This popular film from the recent World Community Film Festival will screen Tuesday, March 24th at 7pm, Stan Hagen Theatre North Island College.

Some grapple with the challenge of treating other human beings decently. Others are just… assholes, claims Professor Aaron James in his New York Times bestselling book, Assholes: A Theory. This intellectually provocative film, inspired by James’s book, takes a playful approach to uncovering why unsavoury behaviour is on the rise in the workplace, in government, and at home, and more importantly, how do we stop it?

Lively commentary is provided by Monty Python actor John Cleese, former Canadian police officer Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk, Italian LGBTQ activist Vladimir Luxuria and others.

Why do assholes thrive in certain environments? What explains their perverse appeal? And how do they keep getting elected?

Best Documentary Script, Writers Guild of Canada; Best Documentary, Nova Scotia Screen Awards

Film Rating: Parental Guidance/  Coarse Language, Nudity

To watch the trailer, see www.worldcommunity.ca

Admission by donation.   FMI:  250 337 5412

Ed Carswell

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