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It's Only Life After All

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For many growing up in the 1990s, Indigo Girls was the band that defined a generation. They were admired for their unique alt-folk sound, and for their personal, earnest lyrics and catchy melodies. The duo defined gender norms and came out as gay during a time when many musicians stayed firmly in the closet, and their environmental and political activism made them both a subject of passionate admiration and a target of mockery. It’s Only Life After All is a brilliant and in-depth look at the lives and 40-year career of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, and is a fascinating portrait of their enduring friendship and continuing musical collaboration.

Heartfelt and intimate, the documentary features extensive archival footage and unflinchingly honest interviews. Director Alexandra Bombach (On Her Shoulders) captures both the musicians’ greatness and self-acknowledged flaws, and crafts a loving tribute to the band which has brought people together in joy, solidarity and community.

The rare confessional rockumentary that envelops you like a soft blanket.
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Director
Cast

Amy Ray, Emily Saliers, Winona LeDuke

Credits
Country of Origin

USA

Year

2023

Series

Portraits

Language

English

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19+
123 min
Documentary LGBTQIA2S+ Women Directors

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Executive Producer

Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Ann & Sara Lovell, Debbie L. McLeod, Meadow Fund, Alexandra Shiva, Adam & Melony Lewis, The Wadsworth Family, Jeff Pechter, Scott & Molly Forstall, Tegan Acton, Emma Pompetti

Producer

Kathlyn Horan, Jess Devaney, Anya Rous

Screenwriter

Alexandria Bombach

Cinematography

Alexandria Bombach

Editor

Alexandria Bombach

Original Music

Lyris Hung

Director

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Alexandria Bombach

Alexandria Bombach is an award-winning cinematographer, editor, and director from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her feature-length documentary, Frame by Frame (2015) premiered at SXSW and went on to win over 25 film festival awards. Her feature documentary On Her Shoulders, following Yazidi activist and Nobel laureate Nadia Murad, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival — where Bombach won the U.S. Documentary Directing Award — and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards and shortlisted for an Academy Award.

Filmography: Frame by Frame (2015); On Her Shoulders (2018)

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