The Art of Self-Defense

Run time does not include previews1 hr 44 min | Comedy | CCClosed Captioning ADAudio Description Headset | Rfor violence, sexual content, graphic nudity and language
The Art of Self-Defense

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  • Rating

    R - for violence, sexual content, graphic nudity and language
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  • Director

    Riley Stearns
  • Starring

    Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, Alessandro Nivola
  • Distributor

    Bleecker Street


The film centers on Casey (Jesse Eisenberg), who is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman (Imogen Poots) fighting for her place in it. Casey undertakes a journey, both frightening and darkly funny, that will place him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.
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