How to Grow a Band Poster

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

Distributors: International Film Circuit [us]

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  • 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

  • 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

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

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