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It’s Only Life After All (2024)

Opens on April 10

Director: Alexandria Bombach Run Time: 123 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2023

Starring: Amy Ray, Emily Saliers

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Official Selection of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, HotDocs, and Cleveland Film Festival.

With forty years of making music as the iconic folk-rock band Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have made their mark as musicians, songwriters, and dedicated activists. They have represented radical self-acceptance to many, leading multiple generations of fans to say, “the Indigo Girls saved my life.” Still, Amy and Emily battled misogyny, homophobia, and a harsh cultural climate chastising them for not fitting into a female pop star mold.

With joy, humor, and heart-warming earnestness, Sundance award-winning director Alexandria Bombach brings us into a contemporary conversation with Amy and Emily—alongside decades of the band’s home movies and intimate present-day verité.

“Intimate and heartfelt… The rare confessional rockumentary that envelops you like a soft blanket.”

—Robyn Bahr, Hollywood Reporter

About the filmmaker:

Alexandria Bombach is an award-winning cinematographer, editor, and director from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her debut feature-length documentary Frame by Frame (2015) premiered at SXSW and went on to win over 25 film festival awards. Her next film On Her Shoulders (2018) premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival — where she won the U.S. Documentary Directing Award — and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and shortlisted for an Academy Award. Bombach is the founder of the Santa Fe Editing & Writing Residency, a 2019 Sundance Institute Momentum Fellow, and a 2019 Chicken & Egg Award Fellow. It’s Only Life After All (2024) is her third feature documentary.

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