TV review: Indigo Girls reflect on their career and impact in new documentary

Neal Justin | Star Tribune (TNS)

The Indigo Girls have every reason to be bitter. Even in their heyday, the duo got slammed for pretentious lyrics and faced discrimination over their sexual orientation.

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The documentary “Indigo Girls: It’s Only Life After All,” now available to rent on Apple TV+, captures many of those hurtful moments. But it’s clear that Amy Ray and Emily Saliers never let the haters completely ruin the party. And they’re not about to start now.

The folk rockers revel in the memories, even when it means rereading a negative review in the New York Times or grimacing at old hairstyles. They seem particularly buoyant when they hang out in Minnesota, visiting with Winona LaDuke, their partner in seeking environmental justice for Indigenous people.

Director Alexandria Bombach chooses not to solicit comments from the duo’s peers, focusing instead on fans and friendship. “Life After All” has plenty of music, but the film is more interested in celebrating optimism and bringing viewers one step closer to fine.

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