Loren Cass (2006)
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The low-budget, low- tech indie Loren Cass is an example of less being best.
This sharp, gutsy indie is one of the year's great discoveries.
A starkly lyrical portrait of angry, disaffected teens in the racially tense wake of the actual 1996 St. Petersburg, Florida, riots.
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.
"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.
Ima be honest with you
i didn't get it? i mean i feel bad for saying that cause
the movie took 10 years to make but it had no story what so ever and
if it did it probably hidden somewhere like a message in a bottle?
i can't tell you what this movies about cause i didn't even know! lol
all i can say is that watching leftover crack live on camera was the only
reason why i watched this film cause i love the band leftover crack
and if your a hardcore fan then of course your gonna stick around to watch them play
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