Promotional release poster
Directed byMalcolm Ingram
Produced byCraig Fleming
Malcolm Ingram
StarringKevin Smith
CinematographyBruce Lee Roberts III
Edited bySean Stanley
Music byMartin Rae
Distributed by1091 Pictures
Release date
  • November 23, 2021 (2021-11-23)
Running time
115 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States

Clerk is a 2021 documentary film about the life and career of filmmaker Kevin Smith. It was directed by Smith's protégé and collaborator Malcolm Ingram.[2][3]


The documentary premiered in March 2021 at South by Southwest. 1091 Pictures acquired the rights to the film in August.

It was screened at the Count Basie Center for the Arts on November 4.[4] It had a digital release on November 23, 2021.[5][6]


The film documents the life and career of Kevin Smith, a filmmaker who broke into the industry with the low-budget comedy Clerks. It features interviews with various actors, directors, and other figures who have associated with Smith during his career, including Matt Damon, Richard Linklater, Jason Reitman, Jason Mewes, and the late Stan Lee.[7]


On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 82% of 33 critics' reviews are positive, with an average rating of 7.4/10.[8]


  1. ^ James, Becca (November 24, 2021). "Clerk". Chicago Reader. Retrieved November 30, 2021.
  2. ^ Esther, John (May 1, 2006). "GLBT films keep comin' at Sundance '06". The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide. pp. 50–52. Retrieved November 26, 2021.
  3. ^ Hipes, Patrick (August 2, 2021). "Kevin Smith Bio-Documentary 'Clerk' Gets Fall Release Date In 1091 Pictures Deal". Deadline. Retrieved November 26, 2021.
  4. ^ "Count Basie Center for the Arts To Screen "Clerk" followed by Q&A with Kevin Smith and Malcolm Ingram on November 4th". August 30, 2021. Retrieved November 30, 2021.
  5. ^ Bolling, Gaius (November 22, 2021). "Clerk clip shows a glimpse at Kevin Smith documentary". JoBlo. Retrieved November 26, 2021.
  6. ^ Ryan, Danielle (August 3, 2021). "Clerk Release Date Set For Later This Year". Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  7. ^ O'Sullivan, Michael (November 25, 2021). "New movies to stream this week: 'Clerk,' 'Bruised' and more". Washington Post. Retrieved November 30, 2021.
  8. ^ "Clerk". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved January 14, 2023.