The Art of Self-Defense

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The Art Of Self Defense Film Jesse EisenbergThanks to Bleecker Street here’s the first official trailer of The Art of Self Defense, the upcoming comedy movie written and directed by Riley Stearns and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, and Imogen Poots :

Plot synopsis:
“Mocked by strangers and belittled by his male co-workers, meek accountant Casey Davies (Jesse Eisenberg) is used to avoiding conflict at all costs. But when he leaves the safety of his home one night to buy dog food for his sole companion, four helmeted figures on motorcycles chase him down a dark street, knock him to the ground, and viciously beat him unconscious.
Traumatized by the attack, Casey makes the rash decision to learn how to protect himself. While returning home from a gun shop, a nondescript karate studio catches his attention. Curious, he ventures inside and sees a group of middle-aged men practicing martial arts under the watchful eye of the charismatic Sensei (Alessandro Nivola).
Returning the next day, Casey meets Anna (Imogen Poots), the dojo’s only female member. In charge of teaching the children’s classes, she’s a tough-as-nails brown belt whose unorthodox lessons involve showing 10-year-olds how to shatter an opponent’s jaw with a perfectly executed spinning kick. Something about the hyper-masculine world of the dojo speaks to Casey, and his newfound confidence begins to grow as Sensei takes him under his wing.
Things spin further out of control when Sensei invites Casey to participate in the dojo’s mysterious night classes. Filled with full-contact brutality and raw male aggression, these bloody sparring sessions take Casey’s dark transformation to the next level. But when Sensei tricks him into committing a shocking act of criminal violence, Casey finds himself on a collision course with a karate master in a fight for dominance.”

Are you in for an original dark comedy karate movie that takes toxic masculinity to absurd extremes?

No official release date yet, but the film will has its world premiere at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival on Sunday, March 10.

Update – Two teaser posters:

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The Art of Self-Defense Movie

A first official look at Actor Jesse Eisenberg in The Art of Self-Defense, the upcoming comedy movie written and directed by Riley Stearns:

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The Art Of Self Defense Movie

Plot synopsis:
“The Art of Self-Defense is set in the world of karate and revolves around Casey, a man who is attacked on the street and enlists in a local dojo, led by a charismatic Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), in an effort to learn how to defend himself.”

He wants to learn karate? Why doesn’t he just buy a firearm?

Anyway, besides Jesse Eisenberg, the cast also includes Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada, and Phillip Andre Botello.

The film has yet to get an official release date.

Stay tuned with us for more details about the movie The Art of Self-Defense.

The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Directed by: Riley Stearns
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada, Phillip Andre Botello
Release Date: June 21, 2019

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Watch the official movie trailer of The Art of Self-Defense below: