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.
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Kayla Tabish
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Blag Dahlia
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Keith Morris
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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 23, 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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An oppressive sense of brutality, loneliness and ennui remains visceral.

Full Review… | December 4, 2009
Lessons of Darkness

What begins as an almost sullen and certainly glacial story about wayward teens in St. Petersburg, Florida grows into an eerie meditation-the sort that people, when they've had the distance, look back on with a misplaced feeling of warmth.

Full Review… | September 11, 2009
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for Loren Cass


Indie movie filmed on a little budget with very little to say. . . literally and figuratively. First time 21-year old director has potential but really didn't display much in this film that hasn't been said or done many, many times before and done much better.

Ned Isakoff
Ned Isakoff

This movie was horrible. I'm not going to say that it had bad plot development. It had no plot. There was no character development. And pretty much no one did anything for the entire movie. It was full of random life events. One guy got beat up. Another one ate a hamburger. WTF were they thinking. This movie reminded me of Gummo, only less plot (if you can imagine that). Bad. Just Bad.

John Trifiletti
John Trifiletti

"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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