Friday, June 23, 2023

IT'S ONLY LIFE AFTER ALL (2023) Tribeca 2023

This is the life and times of the Indigo Girls, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray, from their meeting as kids on through the present day. It's a warts and all look at the ladies, their music, their causes, and lives that will have you going out and buying some of their albums.

Everything you ever wanted to know is here and that's both a good thing and a bad thing. I say that as a guy who absolutely loved the film, but also as one who questioned the film 123 minute running time. There is nothing really wrong with the run time, except that the editing is so loose at times that the film occasionally feel rambling. I had the feeling that if it was cut a little tighter or lost about 15 minutes this would be one the great films of 2023.

Seeing the film early on the first day of press screenings I spent the remainder of the festival getting blank stares from people who were horrified that they missed the screening because they love the Indigo Girls. Apparently most of the people I know would have loved to see the film but somehow didn't realize the film was playing (the title doesn't give away it's connection to the duo)

Don't make the same mistake, track this film down and see it.

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