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Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician (2001)

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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 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 (co-writer Ross Harris from DJ Me DJ You and Sukia). They sometimes find clues in the

Oct 7, 2003

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

October 23, 2003
Arizona Republic
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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?

September 26, 2003
New York Post
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Southlander does have enough energy and wit to make a solid music video. But that leaves us with about 80 minutes too many.

September 26, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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Too fragmentary and too devoted to its self-referential ethos to transcend its insular vision of rock's lunatic fringe.

September 26, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Hanft captures the goosy, roach-of-a-joint lifestyle pressed upon fledgling musicians in underground circles of L.A. and other urban blights.

October 2, 2003 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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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.

September 26, 2003 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Pleasantly diverting no-budget comedy with fun cameo appearances.

September 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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