Writer/director Kevin Smith thanks the critic who not only helped get the word out on Clerks but convince them to submit the film to Sundance.
Writer/director Kevin Smith thanks the critic who helped Clerks become a success in an emotional Instagram post. In 1994, Clerks served as Smith’s feature debut, in which he wore the hats of writer, director, producer, editor, and star. Ultimately, the very low-budget, independent film, received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, launching not only the “Askewniverse” but Smith’s career. Now, Clerks is in the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry.
Smith recently wrapped production on the highly-anticipated Clerks III. Inspired by Smith’s own struggle, its story will bring back Randal Graves after he survives a heart attack and decides to make a movie about his and his buddy Dante Hicks’s lives working at the Quick Stop convenience store and video rental shop next door. The film will feature the return of cast members from both Clerks and Clerks II, including Brian O’Halloran as Dante, Jeff Anderson as Randal, Marilyn Ghigliotti as Veronica Loughran, Rosario Dawson as Becky Scott, Trevor Fehrman as Elias Grover and Jason Mewes and Smith as Jay and Silent Bob.