The Magic Lantern Film Society at Cameron University, a student organization that presents films of all genres, will feature Kevin Smith’s 1994 cult classic, “Clerks,” on Friday, October 1. The screening takes place in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex at 7:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend, although donations are accepted.
“Clerks” is rated R and contains sexually explicit dialogue.
The 92-minute film depicts a day in the lives of two convenience store clerks, Dante and Randal. Dante is called in to cover a shift at his New Jersey convenience store on his day off. His friend Randal helps him pass the time, neglecting his video store customers next door to hang out in the Quick Stop. They engage in philosophical discussions on a wide variety of topics, including movies, sex, relationships, and difficult customers.
The award-winning film was honored at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival. In 2019, it was among 25 films chosen to be added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.
Presentations hosted by the Magic Lantern Film Society are made possible by CU Lectures and Concerts.