Chances are, if you’re a Kevin Smith fan, you’ve already heard about this one via your Jay and Silent Bob secret decoder ring. But for everyone else, say what you will about his movies, Smith is still Storytelling Champion of the World (or at least of the DGA) when it comes to riffing with a live audience. That’s why the Bloor Cinema is brilliant for cashing in on his insanely well-received Evening With DVD series (wherein Smith answers fanboy questions and tells tales about life, love, Prince, and anal fissures) by organizing a three-day Kevin Smith Fest (wherein each and every movie is followed by a Q+A with the Jersey boy himself).
In the spirit of Smith’s own Vulgarthon, sixty bucks gets you a festival pass to all six movies and half-hour question periods at the Bloor, a steal for those who balked at the kabillion dollars needed to purchase a single ticket for this year’s actual Evening With appearance at Roy Thomson Hall occurring the days prior (February 6 and 7).
The Bloor schedule is as follows: on Sunday, February 8, Clerks (7 p.m.) and Clerks II (10 p.m.); on Monday, February 9, Mallrats (7 p.m.) and Chasing Amy (9:30 p.m.); and on Tuesday, February 10, Dogma (7 p.m.) and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back (10 p.m.). Maaan, no Jersey Girl?
If you don’t want to splurge on the lot, or if you’re only really down with Chasing Amy because you’re one of those, individual passes are also available as of yesterday for $15 in advance ($20 at the door). Basically if you’ve ever wondered why this jerk has sold out multiple nights in auditoriums all over the place for the past few years, now’s your chance to begrudgingly drag yourself out. And probably have a great time. Because like the Facebook event says, “It’s not like Cinematheque Ontario is going to be doing a Kevin Smith retrospective any time soon.”
Passes available now at the Bloor box office, Silver Snail Comics, or online. Oh, and the event will be licensed. Booze provided by Mill Street! Support your local brews!