Lachlan MacAldonich (Robert Carlyle) is former Britpop rocker who has settled into a comfortably numb existence in farm country just outside Los Angeles. By day, he works on an organic farm and travels regularly to the city’s farmers’ markets to sell produce. By night, he retreats to his crummy apartment to record “Flame-Outs,” his podcast that recounts the tragic deaths of great musicians. The only spark in his humdrum existence is BEAU (Alexia Rasmussen), a lovely struggling actress and amateur chef who frequents the Silver Lake farmers’ market.
One night, Lachlan gets pulled over for a DUI, a charge that dredges up his past drug offense and threatens him with deportation. Lachlan’s only hope of staying in the U.S. is proving that his removal would cause “extreme hardship” to a U.S. citizen spouse or relative. Lachlan contacts his estranged ex-wife and daughter, raising past demons that he must finally confront.
CALIFORNIA SOLO is a touching, human story about post-fame life and personal redemption.
Marvelous! Stirring! Compelling!
– Marshall Fine, The Huffington Post
“A stunning central performance from Carlyle”
– Total Film
“A charming film with a lot of heart”
– Red Carpet Crash
“Vibrant and touching”
– New York Observer
Michael des Barres
Country of Origin: USA
Sound Format: Dolby 5.1
Running Time: 94 minutes
Rating: Not Rated