The Indigo Girls are ready to get more soul-baring than ever with IT’S ONLY LIFE AFTER ALL, a documentary portrait that showcases the Grammy-winning duo’s enduring legacy of emotionally arresting songs and involvement in combating many intersectional political issues.
Bursting with a career’s worth of treasured music and behind-the-scenes footage from the duo’s personal archives, the film unpacks their multifaceted artistry as members Amy Ray and Emily Saliers get candid about the misogyny and homophobia they have endured for decades. Fans new and old are invited to rediscover these elementary school pals who began performing together as teens. They each discuss their lives and work with no subject untouched, including their personal queer identities within an industry that never gave them their full due. Through engaged and thoughtful confessional interviews, award-winning director Alexandria Bombach equally reaffirms the “CLOSER TO FINE” duo’s legend status as both lesbian icons and trailblazers while reintroducing them to audiences on a deeply personal and intimate level.
- Chris Feil