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Interview: Riley Stearns ("The Art of Self-Defense")

Interview: Riley Stearns ("The Art of Self-Defense")

Update: 2019-07-251
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THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE is director Riley Stearns' second film. His first - 2014's FAULTS - concerned a man (Leland Orser) hired to de-program a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) after she joins a cult. SELF-DEFENSE continues Stearns' fascination with groupthink and charismatic leaders by moving the action to a karate dojo led by Alessandro Nivola's eccentric sensei. Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots also star.

Stearns talks about his own experience with martial arts and the importance of being able to laugh at yourself. And he submits to the Filmspotting 5, the interview-concluding Q&A.

0:00 - Intro

1:42 - Interview: Riley Stearns

27:29 - Outro

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Interview: Riley Stearns ("The Art of Self-Defense")

Interview: Riley Stearns ("The Art of Self-Defense")

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