It's Only Life After All


The Main 1 Thu, Apr 27 7:00 PM
The Main 3 Thu, Apr 27 7:20 PM
Film Info
Programs:Special Presentations
Women & Film
LGBTQ+ Currents
Release Year:2023
Runtime:123 min
Indigenous Voices
Women Directors
Culture & Society
Social Justice
Director:Alexandria Bombach
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
Alexandria Bombach
Co-Producer:Brock Williams
Colleen Cassingham
Cinematographer:Alexandria Bombach
Editor:Alexandria Bombach


MSPIFF42 Closing Presentation

Director Alexandria Bombach Attending & Other Special Guests Invited!

Your ticket includes the MSPIFF42 Closing Night Party. Following the film, join us at the beautifully revamped Riverplace’s Main Exhibition Hall (43 SE Main Street, Mpls), a short walk from The Main Cinema.

About the film

Blending 40 years of home movies, raw film archive, and intimate present-day verité, a poignant reflection from Amy Ray & Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls – the iconic folk rock duo. A timely look into the obstacles, activism, and life lessons of two queer friends who never expected to make it big.

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 now 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 moments, 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.

Director Biography

Originally from Santa Fe, Alexandria Bombach considers herself a nomad–as a friend told her, “you’re a filmmaker like Indiana Jones is a professor.” Her award-winning documentaries include Frame by Frame (2015), On Her Shoulders (2018) and It’s Only Life After All (2023).