The Art of Self-Defense:

2019 deadCenter Film Festival

Thursday, June 6 | 8 pm

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The Art of Self-Defense is a dark comedy set in the world of karate. 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.” -Bleeker Street

Director Riley Stearns | 2019 | In English | R (for violence, sexual content, graphic nudity and language) | 104 minutes 



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