The Art Of Self-Defense

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, The Art of Self-Defense is an original dark comedy that takes toxic masculinity to absurd extremes.
- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Riley Stearns

Cast:

  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Alessandro Nivola
  • Imogen Poots

Writer:

  • Riley Stearns

Producers:

  • Andrew Karpen
  • Andrew Kortschak
  • Camille Bertrand
  • Cody Ryder
  • David Womack
  • David Zellner
  • Kent Sanderson
  • Lisa Ciuffetti
  • Munika Lay
  • Nathan Zellner
  • Stephanie Whonsetler
  • Walter Kortschak

What others are saying

  • Trailers

      Now Playing

      The Art Of Self-Defense is not showing in any theaters in the area.

      Now Playing

      By Film...

      By Theater...

      Newsletters

      Never miss a beat

      Sign Up Now

      Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

      © 2019 San Antonio Current

      Website powered by Foundation