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

Rory Cochrane stars as Chance, a musician who loses his extremely rare magical synthesizer which takes the form of a white 1969 Moletron keyboard. He looks for it by wandering around a de-glamorised Southern California with pal Rossangeles… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 12, 2001
DVD 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.

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.

TV 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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