Kamloops Film Society
November 24, 2020

Yesterday, the provincial health order was changed to now include movie theatres, therefore we have been asked to cease all operations until December 7th. This includes private bookings as well as our regular screenings every weekend. If you bought tickets for a show that has now been cancelled, please email us at info@thekfs.ca for a refund if you’d like one. Thank you for your understanding during this time, and we’ll see you when this health order is lifted.

The KFS Team

The Art of Self Defense

The Art of Self Defense

Friday, August 23 & Saturday, August 24 @ 6:45 pm

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.

"A SINISTER DARK COMEDY"

- Indiewire

"F@#&ING HILARIOUS. AN INSTANT OFFBEAT COMEDY CLASSIC"

- Birth. Movies. Death.

"ONCE YOU'VE DISCOVERED THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE.. YOU WON'T BE THE SAME."

- Variety

Directed by Riley Stearns
Written by Riley Stearns
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots

Runtime: 1h 44min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Language: English and French & German with English subtitles

Rated: 14A: violence