The Art of Self-Defense is a 2019 dark comedy film directed by Riley Stearns.

Official trailers

Bleecker Street on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 released the trailer:
THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE | Official Trailer.

Story intro

Casey is a young man who after a rough encounter on the street decides to take up martial arts in order to better protect himself, falling more and more into his paranoia in the process.


Jesse Eisenberg
Casey Davies
Imogen Poots
Alessandro Nivola
David Zellner


Principal photography began on September 11, 2017, in Kentucky.

The film The Art of Self-Defense was scheduled to be released by Bleecker Street on March 10, 2019 (SXSW) and on July 12, 2019 (United States).

The duration of the film is 104 minutes.

The film had received a "R" rating.


The Art of Self-Defense got high rating from critics.

External links

Google: #TheArtofSelfDefense

Youtube: #TheArtofSelfDefense

Wikipedia: The Art of Self-Defense (2019 film)