Actor/director/producer Kevin Smith and actor Jason Mewes will be holding a screening of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, followed by a Q&A session from the audience, at the Paramount on Wednesday, Feb. 12, beginning at 8 p.m. Doors for the event open at 6:30 p.m.
Smith’s and Mewes’ iconic stoner duo, Jay and Silent Bob, made their return to the big screen last October through a limited release of the Reboot. As a way of promoting the film’s home video release, Smith and Mewes have been embarking on the “Jay and Silent Bob Roadshow,” hosting screenings of the movie and taking Q&As from the audience after the film. They also did this when the movie had its limited theatrical release.
Reboot marks the first live-action film set in Smith’s “View Askewniverse” since 2006’s Clerks II. This film universe, named after Smith’s production company, View Askew Productions, is a cinematic universe shared by many characters and movies by Smith. In addition to the Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob movies, other movies made by Smith like 1995’s Mallrats, 1997’s Chasing Amy and 1999’s Dogma, are set in this cinematic universe.
Smith made a splash in his directorial debut with the critically and commercially-successful independent film, Clerks, in 1994. The film ended up grossing more than $3 million on a budget of $27,575. In 2019, the Library of Congress selected the film to be part of the National Film Registry due to its cultural, historical and aesthetic significance, as it became a landmark in independent filmmaking.
For more information about the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow, visit paramountny.com.