Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All

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, 92% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A frank and candid overview of the duo's long partnership, Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All should prove fascinating for longtime fans as well as the unconverted.
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    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    If you don't know, if you want to learn more, “It’s Only Life After All" doesn't get the job done, even at 2 hours long.
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    Elisabeth VincentelliNew York Times
    Existing fans will be mesmerized, but non-fans like me should also get a kick out of “It’s Only Life After All.”
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    Katherine Mcnevins Austin Chronicle
    Emily Saliers and Amy Ray of indie folk rockers Indigo Girls convey what they want the audience to experience from their music: self-esteem, a shared experience, and healing, likening it almost to a warm hug... exactly what the film provides.
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    Josh FlandersChicago Reader
    Emily shares her journey to sobriety, and the duo share many facets of their lives that will delight longtime fans as well as those just discovering their legacy.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    Bombach is lucky to have a massive archive of material from their entire career from which to construct a film, but that can be a curse too as “It’s Only Life After All” wears out its welcome at close to two hours, often repeating itself as it unfolds.
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    Drew GregoryAutostraddle
    Bombach stitches together a portrait of two queer people who were radical for their time and have strived to remain that way to this day.
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    Patrick McDonaldHollywoodChicago.com
    Director Bombach captured the appreciation the duo have for each other, in a collaboration tempered through mutual respect, unconditional love and a poignant/life-affirming evolution ... and even though tested, it remains connective. Amy & Emily rule!
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    Ray Gill Jr.Willamette Week
    ... The documentary dismantles the myopic views of the haters, offering a deeper understanding of the Indigo Girls’ activism and music.
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    Gregg ShapiroBay Area Reporter
    Known for supporting multiple causes, including LGBTQ, indigenous, environmental, social justice, and empowering the disenfranchised, among others, the doc honors the contributions the duo has made for many years.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    Even the shortcomings in this documentary suggest it’s just another part of a long-overdue “moment” for two most-deserving musicans, still not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but “Closer to Fine” than ever.
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