Loren Cass
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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. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's tedious, dispiriting stuff."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Chicago Tribune
"In terms of low-budget filmmaking aspiring past its limitations, Loren Cass is the real deal."
‑ Andrew Grant, Time Out New York
"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."
‑ Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Boxoffice Magazine
""My fiction beats the hell out of my truth." That suggestive line from first-time filmmaker Chris Fuller's dead-end portrait of suburban American dystopia cuts like a knife across the dramatic heart of an original and gutsy drama captured on 16mm film."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"Angry white males with suicidal tendencies are people, too!"
‑ Kam Williams, NewsBlaze
"The low-budget, low- tech indie Loren Cass is an example of less being best."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"A starkly lyrical portrait of angry, disaffected teens in the racially tense wake of the actual 1996 St. Petersburg, Florida, riots."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Village Voice
"Loren Cass is neither a success nor a failure. It has a young director who is a work in progress."
‑ Tony Macklin, Las Vegas Weekly
"A deceptively simple indie drama that's quite bizarre, raw, haunting and refreshingly original on a visceral level."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"This sharp, gutsy indie is one of the year's great discoveries."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"An oppressive sense of brutality, loneliness and ennui remains visceral."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"We're presented a small slice of life with a group of wasted teens, expected to consider this to be somehow artistic and asked to be sympathetic for their malaise."
‑ Edward Havens, FilmJerk.com
"Fuller leaves plenty of room for the viewer to create his own meaning but, in the end, it's not clear how much meaning the filmmaker has brought to the project himself."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
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