The Strange Brew Film Series Has Moved! MALLRATS Wednesday Night at Urban Chestnut
Webster University’s Award-Winning Strange Brew Film Series has moved! The new location is Urban Chestnut in the Grove (4465 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis 63110). The kickoff film for the new locale is Kevin Smith’s 1995 comedy MALLRATS. It’s this Wednesday, June 6th. The movie starts at 8pm and admission is $5.
Shift the central idea of Clerks from a convenience store to a shopping mall. Trade a pair of slacker salesmen for two newly dumped layabouts. Bring in Jay and Silent Bob for some new hijinks. Add an ill-conceived game show, a puffed-up security chief and a topless prognosticator of fortunes, and you have MALLRATS (1995).
Smith demonstrated once again his mastery of sharp-witted dialogue and his ability to draw fully realized characters you’d love to meet despite — or perhaps because of — their many flaws.The best of the lot is Jason Lee, a Smith movie staple, as Brodie. He’s obsessed with comic books and Sega games, and his fixations cost him his long-suffering girlfriend Rene (Shannen Doherty). Brodie’s best friend is T.S. (Jeremy London), who also loses his girlfriend Brandi (Claire Forlani) after another in a long stream of arguments.The quartet of dumpers and dumpees all end up at the mall, where paths inevitably cross. They also interact with various friends and foes: the supportive gal pal Gwen (Joey Lauren Adams), the sexually precocious Tricia (Renee Humphrey), the shark-like suitor Shannon (Ben Affleck) and, of course, Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith). For a comic book fan, MALLRATS is an awfully funny experience. Did I mention the Stan Lee cameo!?! Don’t miss it Wednesday night at Urban Chestnut!
A Facebook invite for the screening can be found HERE
The movie starts at 8pm and admission is $5. There will be food to order and plenty of pints of Urban Chestnut’s famous home-brewed beer.