It’s been 23 years since Kevin Smith went to the Sundance Film Festival with a low-budget black-and-white comedy about two convenience store employees goofing off at work. Clerks launched Smith’s career and defined the voice he’d continue developing in numerous subsequent comedies. In the above interview, Smith remembers how he received the phone call notifying him that Clerks had been accepted into Sundance while he was working behind the same counter that Dante (Brian O’Halloran) mans in the movie.
While promoting his new Yoga Hosers, Kevin Smith came into our studios to shoot an episode of Director’s Reel — Yahoo Movies’ series where filmmakers talk us through their career highlights. But if you’re a fan of Smith you already know the man can outtalk the talkiest talkers in Talk Land, and we only slightly regret to tell you that our attempt at moving through the director’s filmography failed miserably.