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A "starkly radical film debut of uncommon power and artistic principle," Chris Fuller's Loren Cass is a vivid tale of troubled youth that "makes even Larry Clark (Kids) look tame by comparison" (Variety). Utilizing a small cast of unknowns (including writer/director Fuller, under the name "Lewis Brogan"), acutely detailed 16mm photography, and "extraordinary sound work" (The New York Times) that mixes disembodied voices ranging from Charles Bukowski to French poet Robert Desnos with graphic news footage of the American Dream turned nightmare, Loren Cass conjures an authentic and menacing emotional landscape shared by three young people in contemporary suburban Florida. Though scripted by Fuller in the aftermath of the 1996 St. Petersburg riots when he was just 15 years old, this "lyrical portrait of angry, disaffected teens" (Village Voice) evokes the unquenchable need, psychic pain and seething rage of disenfranchised youth from any era. Jason (Travis Maynard), a pierced and inked skinhead, takes impulsive and self destructive chances with everyone and everything around him, while his garage mechanic friend Cale (Fuller) embarks on a fleeting, benumbed romance with Nicole (Kayla Tabish), a promiscuous diner waitress.
"A tour de force of mood and milieu" (The New York Times), Jason, Cale, and Nicole's coolly hypnotic, realistic journey to nowhere reveals the bruised young underbelly of a new American century.
2009 USA 83 min. Color Letterboxed (1.85:1)
a film by CHRIS FULLER LOREN CASS
with KAYLA TABISH TRAVIS MAYNARD LEWIS BROGAN JACOB REYNOLDS MIKE
GLAUSIER DIN THOMAS BLAG DAHLIA and KEITH MORRIS
cinematography WILLIAM GARCIA original music JIMMY MOREY
produced by FRANK CRAFT CHRIS FULLER and KAYLA TABISH
written, edited and directed by CHRIS FULLER
© 2007 Jonesing Pictures, Inc.
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"REMARKABLE... ONE OF THE YEAR'S GREAT DISCOVERIES." - Nathan Lee, THE NEW YORK TIMES
**** - TIME OUT NEW YORK
"In terms of low-budget filmmaking aspiring past its limitations, Loren Cass is the real deal." - Andrew Grant, TIME OUT NEW YORK
"ANNOUNCES A GENUINELY ORIGINAL FILMMAKING TALENT..." - Robert Koehler, VARIETY