Art of Self Defense, The (R)

Release Date: July 12, 2019

Art of Self Defense, The Poster


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.

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, Alessandro Nivola
Directed By: Riley Stearns
Run Time: 1 hr. 44 min.
Released By: Bleecker Street

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