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Exclusive screening of Indigo Girls: IT’S ONLY LIFE AFTER ALL at OTR Stillhouse

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.

 This exclusive screening is hitting select theaters across the nation, but here in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, the OTR Stillhouse will host the only non-theatre viewing. This one-night-only event will be shown across the nation, let's show the Indigo Girls how Cincinnati comes together for their own! All proceeds go to the producer/promoter of the documentary.

Grab your tickets NOW for the screening on Wednesday, April 10th at OTR Stillhouse! Doors Open at 5:30p and Movie time is approximately 7:30p. Gather your friends, and meet new ones, as we experience a musical journey celebrating the power of music, community, and love with the Indigo Girls on screen. Whether you're a devoted fan or just looking for a great time, this event is not to be missed!

The duo began their musical connection as high school students in Decatur, Georgia, eventually honing their skills in dive bars and clubs across the South. Their unexpected rise to fame with the 1989 hit “Closer to Fine” propelled Indigo Girls to a Grammy award and rapid popularity. Fans quickly fell in love with their harmonies, moving lyrics, and ability to defy genre with a vast range of musical breadth, from folk-like soulful ballads to punk-inspired rock anthems.

Living out publicly as lesbians long before there was understanding or tolerance for queerness in the music industry, 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. As a result, they each grappled with the impact of internalizing those messages.

Emily and Amy redefined success for their musical careers with an uncompromising dedication to staying true to themselves. After meeting Indigenous activist Winona LaDuke, supporting grassroots activism and speaking out against social and environmental injustice became essential to their lives.

In INDIGO GIRLS: IT’S ONLY LIFE AFTER ALL, Sundance award-winning director Alexandria Bombach (FRAME BY FRAME, ON HER SHOULDERS) brings us into a contemporary conversation with Amy and Emily, alongside forty years of home movies, raw film archives, and intimate present-day verité. With joy, humor, and heart-warming moments, the film subverts the typical music biopic format for the authentic and intimate storytelling for which Bombach’s work is known.

As the band continues to prioritize community in a culture that idolizes individualism, INDIGO GIRLS: IT'S ONLY LIFE AFTER ALL gives the duo the recognition they deserve as musicians, trailblazers, and activists.



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