The Art of Self-Defense

Showings

Coolidge Corner Theatre Tue, Apr 30 9:30 PM
Film Info
Category:Narrative Feature
Runtime:104
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Web Site:https://bleeckerstreetmedia.com/theartofselfdefense
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Riley Stearns
Additional Info
Twitter:@SelfDefenseFilm
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/artofselfdefensemovie/
Instagram:@taosdfilm

Description

In this dark comedy set in the world of karate, Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) is attacked at random on the street. He then enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and soon falls under his spell. Casey had hoped to learn how to defend himself, but what he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence, and hypermasculinity—and a woman (Imogen Poots) fighting for her place in it. Heundertakes a journey, both frightening and darkly funny, that will place him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.

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