BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at
Buffalo will present Kevin Smith on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m.
in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North
Campus. A Q&A will follow.
Smith is an American screenwriter, actor, film producer and
director perhaps best known for his films featuring the "View
Askewniverse" and his portrayal of "Silent Bob" throughout the
Smith's first film in the View Askew series, the highly
influential Clerks, was shot for a mere $27,525 in the convenience
store where Smith worked. Despite an extremely limited release,
Clerks won prizes at both the Sundance Film Festival and the Cannes
International Film Festival and would eventually gross $3.1
million. Smith would go on to write several more critically and
commercially successful films in the View Askew series, including
Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and
Smith has also written or directed several successful non-View
Askew films such as the buddy-cop comedy Cop Out (which is Smith's
highest grossing film to date), the romantic comedy Zach and Miri
Make a Porno and the independently produced horror film, Red
In addition to his successful film career, Smith has been a
lifelong fan of comic books. Smith has written a number of comic
series, including releases about the View Askewniverse, as well as
Batman, Spiderman, Daredevil and more. He is also the owner of Jay
and Silent Bob's Secret Stash, a comic book store in New Jersey. He
appears in and produces the reality television show Comic Book Men
on AMC, which is set inside the Secret Stash.
His presentation will include a question-and-answer session,
features have become quite popular and have even been released on
Tickets are $39.50. Tickets are available at the Center for the
Arts Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and
tickets.com. To charge tickets, call 1-888-223-6000. For more
information, call 716-645-2787 or visit http://www.ubcfa.org.