Art House Cinema & Pub Presents: " The Art of Self-Defense"


dir. Riley Sterns

R | 2019 | USA | 104 MIN

Wed 9/4 - 3:30 & 8:30

Thu 9/5 - 3:30 & 8:30

Fri 9/6 - 5:30
Sat 9/7 - 5:30
Sun 9/8 - 12:30
Wed 9/11 - 5:30
Thu 9/12 - 5:30

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.