Art of Self Defense, The

Comedy | 104 Minutes

Canada: Friday, July 19, 2019
Calgary: Friday, August 09, 2019

Bleecker Street


for violence, sexual content, graphic nudity and language

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.

Theatres & Showtimes

Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019
    3:30 PM, 9:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 18, 2019
    8:00 PM
  • Monday, August 19, 2019
    8:45 PM
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    8:45 PM
  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    8:45 PM
  • Thursday, August 22, 2019
    8:45 PM

Cast & Crew

Movie Cast
  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Imogen Poots
  • Alessandro Nivola
Movie Crew
  • Riley Stearns
  • Riley Stearns

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