Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician
Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician (2001)

Music video director Steven Hanft makes his feature debut with the digital video project Southlander, an absurd independent film starring various beloved indie pop musicians. Rory Cochrane stars as Chance, a musician who loses his extremely… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

Seems like the product of someone who has hit the bong a few too many times.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Too fragmentary and too devoted to its self-referential ethos to transcend its insular vision of rock's lunatic fringe.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Pleasantly diverting no-budget comedy with fun cameo appearances.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Steve Hanft ... shot Southlander on digital video for what looks like $99.99. But who needs a big budget when you have a quirky script, an energetic cast and a soundtrack that features Union 13, the Blondes, Future Pigeon and Omega Man?

Jon Lap
Apollo Guide

Hanft captures the goosy, roach-of-a-joint lifestyle pressed upon fledgling musicians in underground circles of L.A. and other urban blights.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Southlander does have enough energy and wit to make a solid music video. But that leaves us with about 80 minutes too many.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The more interested you are in seeing Beck, Orton and others -- including the late jazz luminary Billy Higgins -- outside the context of music videos, the more rewarding you'll find it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
Fantastic!