Dogma DOGMA (1999) Starring Linda Fiorentino, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Alan Rickman, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, George Carlin, Bud Cort, Brian O’Halloran, Janeane Garafalo and Alanis Morisette. Screenplay by Kevin Smith. Directed by Kevin Smith. Distributed by Miramax Pictures. 128 minutes. Rated R. Kevin Smith’s Dogma has a lot of intriguing ideas – unlike his debut, and still his best film, Clerks, which was essentially about nothing.