• How to Grow a Band (2012)

How to Grow a Band

Release Date: April 13th, 2012

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

With his wife gone and his band on indefinite hiatus, musician Chris Thile launches a risky new project and international tour.

Director: Mark Meatto

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    The New York Times

    Ego struggles and innovator's laments (nobody gets us!) are a refrain in many band documentaries. How to Grow a Band adds a modest but effective entry to the genre's back catalog. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    How to Grow a Band might be a bit too low-key for the non-fan, but that's not to say the tour doc lacks substance: It doubles nicely as a fly-on-the-wall case study in the demands of making music for a living. show more

  • 50
    Joseph Jon LanthierSlant Magazine

    The movie is unsurprisingly devoted to peddling up-and-comer Chris Thiele as something daring, something new. show more

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