It’s Only Life After All

USA, Feature Documentary, 2022, 123 min

Direct from Sundance 2023

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. The duo began their musical connection as high school students in Decatur, Georgia, eventually honing their skills in dive bars and clubs across the South. Their unexpected rise to fame with the 1989 hit Closer to Fine propelled the Indigo Girls to a Grammy award and rapid popularity. Living out publicly as lesbians long before there was understanding or tolerance of queerness in the music industry, they 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 that chastised them for not fitting into a female pop star mold. With joy, humor, and heartwarming moments, It’s Only Life After All gives the duo the recognition they deserve as musicians, trailblazers, and activists.

Directed by Alexandria Bombach

Colorado Premiere

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Venues: The Boulder Theater; Grace Commons Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; Cinemark Century Boulder 1, 1700 29th St.; Cinemark Century Boulder 2, 1700 29th St.; eTown Hall; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium