Directed by Alexandria Bombach (USA, 2023, 123 min.).
Atlanta-based singer-songwriters Amy Ray and Emily Saliers began performing together in high school before becoming the acclaimed folk-rock duo Indigo Girls. After playing local clubs for years, the group and its distinctive vocal harmonies slipped into mainstream consciousness in the late 1980s and early ’90s, winning a Grammy and scoring a hit with “Closer to Fine.” With their resolutely political lyrics and commitment to LGBTQ+ rights and visibility, Ray and Saliers have maintained a musical career on their own terms. Since 1993, they have also found purpose in partnering with Indigenous activist Winona LaDuke in the fight for environmental justice.
Intimate, fun, and filled with great music, It’s Only Life After All follows Ray and Saliers as they look back on their musical partnership, personal demons, and careers spanning three decades with self-criticism, humor, and honesty. Weaving Ray’s personal audiotape and camcorder footage with insightful interviews and archival footage, director Alexandria Bombach’s film about two truly independent artists will delight both longtime fans and those ready to discover Indigo Girls for the first time.