ORIGINALLY WRITTEN FOR BOSTON HASSLE
“I’m not even supposed to be here today.”
A timeless mantra relatable to anyone who has ever been mildly dicked over by bizarre coincidences in our ever callous universe. More than that, it’s also one of the most famous lines in a film full of famous lines – CLERKS.
Released in 1994 and directed by soon-to-be slacker god Kevin Smith, CLERKS managed to encapsulate both the 90’s and dead end jobs in its mere 92 minutes. More amazingly, it did so while appearing to never give a shit – a great irony, considering that Smith used every cent he owned/could dig up/could get by maxing out his credit cards (amounting to $27,575) in order to make the film.
Such a huge risk could have doomed the aspiring director to working the very same Quick Stop shown in the film (which was the actual Quick Stop he was employed by at the time) for the rest of his life, but fate – and both audiences and critics – spared him. The film was a hit, and Smith (along with many of the actors appearing in CLERKS) used it to launch one wild career.
CLERKS (1994) DIR. KEVIN SMITH [92 min]
6/19: 5:30pm $9 students, members and seniors / $11 GA
6/20: 3:30pm $7 students, members and seniors / $8 GA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium, 161
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115