THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE – Grand Master Clip Kicks Ass

The Art of Self-Defense looks like a fun indie comedy that will highlight Jesse Eisenberg‘s brand of comedy to the fullest. Directed by Riley Stearns, the film also stars Alessandro Nivola and Imogen Poot. Check out the new “Grand Master” clip above and watch the official trailer below.


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.

The Art of Self Defense opens in select theaters July 12 and nationwide July 19.

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