A CULT CLASSIC RETURNS TO THE BIG SCREEN! This directorial debut by Kevin Smith has goenw in popularity over the last 10 years a d it’s time to dust it off and throw it back in Fremont for our only Friday night screening for a double feature with another cult classic by Smith, Mallrats on Friday, August 17th presented by Natural Vines Licorice.
Clerks was made for $27,575. It was mainly funded by 10 credit cards that Kevin had to his name, funds garnered from store credit after he sold his comic book collection, a family donation, and paychecks from working at the Quick Stop and RST Video. (NOTE: We don’t really recommend this method of funding a film as if your film does not pan out, you will be put in serious financial debt for much of your life. However – we do condone going out and making your film yourself – just make sure your script is watertight).
Clerks was filmed using a 16mm Arri SR-2 camera and utilized Kodak Plus-X film.
Clerks began the road to distribution at the IFFM (Independent Feature Film Market) where it was viewed and liked by Bob Hawk, a member of the Sundance Advisory Committee. It was then shown at Sundance in 1994 where it was picked up by Miramax Films.
The Clerks script can be purchased at Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash. It is in book form along with the Chasing Amy script and titled Clerks/Chasing Amy: Two Screenplays
The Quick Stop and RST Video are located at 58 Leonard Ave., Leonardo, NJ. (Off Route 36 heading towards the beach for those of you familiar with the area) Postens Funeral Home is located at 59 E Lincoln Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
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