In 1994, with maxed-out credit cards and a cash flow that came mainly from selling his comic-book collection, Kevin Smith created the zeitgeisty indie film Clerks — and dead-end-job dudes across America rejoiced. Thirteen years and a cool 3.1 million "snootchie-bootchies" later, Clerks is darn near a religion, and tonight at the Moolah Theatre & Lounge (3821 Lindell Boulevard), the congregation gathers for worship at the inaugural Clerksfest. A fundraiser for the Gateway Council of Hostelling International, Clerksfest features a double bill of Clerks and Clerks II at a theater that sells booze — and if that's not entertainment enough for your morose ass, there will also be a "Randal Walk" contest and the requisite look-alike competitions. This can only lead to inebriated "Berzerker" sing-alongs and an ocean of longhairs in trench coats attempting to replicate Jay's smooth dance moves. Hells, yeah. Seating is limited, so get off the couch and on the interwebs for the $25 tickets immediately at www.moonlightramble.com or pay $30 at the door, Daddy Warbucks. Clerks screens at 9:30 p.m. and Clerks II at 11:30 p.m., with the shenanigans wedged between the two films — but the memories last a lifetime. Or something.
Thu., Nov. 29, 2007