Art of Self-Defense, The

drama | R | 1hr 44min

Opening at GFC: 07/19/2019

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After he's attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots), Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei's mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor. 
Audacious and offbeat, director Riley Stearns's THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE is an original dark comedy that takes toxic masculinity to absurd extremes.


 Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots

Directed By:

Riley Stearns

Written By:

Riley Stearns

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