Park City, UT – January 9, 2023 – Today the nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the Grammy Award-winning folk rock duo Indigo Girls will perform at Opening Night: A Taste of Sundance presented by IMDbPro on January 19 in Park City. The band will also premiere their new documentary, It’s Only Life After All at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Opening Night: A Taste of Sundance presented by IMDbPro will kick off the festival by honoring inspiring and breakout storytellers whose journeys have been connected to Sundance throughout the years while raising funds and awareness for the Institute. Proceeds raised will be used to support the Institute’s year-round work uplifting global independent voices, both new and established, through artist programs, granting, and other initiatives.
As previously announced, special honorees of Opening Night: A Taste of Sundance presented by IMDbPro will include Luca Guadagnino (Sundance Institute International Icon Award), Ryan Coogler (Sundance Institute | Variety Visionary Award), W. Kamau Bell (Vanguard Award for nonfiction), andNikyatu Jusu (Vanguard Award for fiction). Tickets and tables are currently on sale at www.sundance.org/a-taste-of-sundance.
Released in 1989, Indigo Girls’ eponymous major label debut sold over two million copies under the power of singles “Closer to Fine” and “Kid Fears” and turned Indigo Girls into one of the most successful folk duos in history. Over a thirty-five-year career that began in clubs around their native Atlanta, Georgia, the multi-Grammy-winning duo of Emily Saliers and Amy Ray has recorded sixteen studio albums, sold over 15 million records, and built a dedicated, enduring following across the globe. Committed and uncompromising activists, they work on issues like immigration reform, LGBTQ advocacy, education, death penalty reform, and Native American rights. They are co-founders of Honor the Earth, a nonprofit dedicated to the survival of sustainable Native communities, Indigenous environmental justice, and green energy solutions.
Intimate, fun, and filled with great music, It’s Only Life After All allows the duo to look back on their musical partnership, their challenges, and careers spanning three decades with self-criticism, humor, and honesty. Weaving Ray’s personal audiotape and camcorder footage with insightful interviews and archival footage, director Alexandria Bombach returns to Sundance with a film about truly independent artists that will delight both longtime fans and those ready to discover the Indigo Girls. Produced by Kathlyn Horan, Jess Devaney, and Anya Rous.
The event is also made possible with the generous support of George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Acura, and Variety.
The 2023 Sundance Film Festival will take place January 19–29, 2023, in person in Park City, Salt Lake City, and the Sundance Resort, along with a selection of films available online across the country January 24–29, 2023.