2013 Thin Line Film Fest - Snarky Puppy: Ground Up
214 West Hickory Street , Denton, TX
$6 - $10
Filmmaker Andy LaViolette in attendance!
A personal look at the band, 'Snarky Puppy' pulling from over two years of footage from their U.S. tour shows the organic growth, struggles, successes, and anecdotes, of a rapidly growing, independent band. The film is inter-cut with the live, studio recording in Brooklyn in front of a live audience. Although originally based in Denton, members from Erykah Badu, Prince, Snoop Dog, and many others make guest appearances while sitting in with Snarky Puppy's collection of world-class musicians.
The film includes interviews with each band member talking about everything involved in being in a touring band. The musical director, Michael League, leads the band into every possible situation including constructing a recording studio to fit their 17 person recording session just days before opening night. GroundUP is not only the name of their album and film, but it also represents a way of life for every band on Michael League's newly created record label of the same name.
Duration: 89 mins
Director/Producer: Andy LaViolette
Information from the festival website