It's Only Life After All


The Main 1 Thu, Apr 27, 2023 7:00 PM
The Main 3 Thu, Apr 27, 2023 7:20 PM
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Festival 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 Film

Director Alexandria Bombach Attending!

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

Alexandria Bombach is an award-winning cinematographer, editor and director from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Bombach's first feature-length documentary, Frame by Frame (2015), had its world premiere at SXSW, went on to win more than 25 film festival awards. Bombach's documentary On Her Shoulders (2018) premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival where Alexandria won Best Directing in the US Doc. Competition. Bombach's latest film, It's Only Life After All was an Opening film at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.