Loren Cass (2006)

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The debut feature by Chris Fuller, the hard-edged drama Loren Cass stars Travis Mynard as Jason, a skinhead who starts a racial conflagration after playing a prank on a Black man with the help of his friend Cale (played by the director and writer, but billed under the name Lewis Borgan). Cale asks out a young waitress (Kayle Tabish), but they end up having dinner at the diner where she works. Everyone in the film seems weighed down by hopelessness and racial tension.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Christopher Fuller
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 24, 2009
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Loren Cass

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

It's tedious, dispiriting stuff.

Full Review… | September 11, 2009
Chicago Tribune
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The low-budget, low- tech indie Loren Cass is an example of less being best.

Full Review… | July 24, 2009
New York Post
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This sharp, gutsy indie is one of the year's great discoveries.

July 24, 2009
New York Times
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A starkly lyrical portrait of angry, disaffected teens in the racially tense wake of the actual 1996 St. Petersburg, Florida, riots.

Full Review… | July 21, 2009
Village Voice
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Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
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An oppressive sense of brutality, loneliness and ennui remains visceral.

Full Review… | December 4, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Loren Cass

Three alienated teens do nothing much in 1997 in St. Petersburg, Florida; to make up for the dead time, every now and then the screen goes black and they read bad beatnik poetry or play clips of a rabble rousing sermon by a African-American preacher. Also includes tasteless footage of the real life suicide of Pennsylvania treasurer Bud Dwyer for no good reason. Dull and pretentious; the viewer will find it easy to understand why anyone trapped inside this movie would want to commit suicide.

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Greg S

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½

"Loren Cass" is a fine example of minimalist filmmaking, relying less on story, than on a particular time and place which in this case is St. Petersburg, Florida in 1997. With the parents either being catatonic or blithely ignorant, it is no surprise at the level of teen alienation which is exacerbated by the lack of communication, expressed in the low amount of dialogue. At least Cale(Chris Fuller, who also wrote and directed), Jason(Travis Maynard) and Nicole(Kayla Tabish) are waking up to their potential. Cale does not even go home, sleeping on the floor at the auto shop where he works. His friend Jason waits in the middle of the street for him to get off work.(Jason has dreams of his own death.) The two friends hang out, get into fights and are interviewed by the police. That cycle is broken up when Cale meets Nicole, who waits tables and has frequent anonymous sexual hookups.

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Walter M.

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