The Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center Newport, RI
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HOW TO GROW A BAND @ NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL
A Special Sneak Peek at Newport Folk Festival in conjunction with Newport Film
8:00pm wine reception featuring Silver Oak Cellars! 8:30pm film followed by Q&A with the filmmakers
Synopsis: Singer-songwriter Chris Thile was a mandolin prodigy and a teen superstar with the Grammy-winning band Nickel Creek. At 26, after selling two million records and getting divorced, Thile needed a new start. "How To Grow a Band" follows Punch Brothers, the bluegrass supergroup Thile recruits to rebuild his life. An intimate portrait of world-class musicians on their first tour, the film highlights a 40-minute elegy to Thile's failed marriage and meditates on friendship, sacrifice, and the moment when young artists bear down and chase their dreams.
Featuring: Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Jerry Douglas, John Paul Jones, and Sara Watkins
directed by Mark Meatto Not Yet Rated: Contains some adult language Running Time: 88 minutes
The Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center
49 Touro St.
Newport, RI 02840