The documentary film All’s Well and Fair presents a fascinating look at motherhood, music, work, and relationships. Director Luci Westphal first filmed her conversations with band mates Rachel, Tina, and Margaret in 1996, shortly after the Gainesville, Florida punk rockers had won a local “F*ck the Government” song contest. Ten years later, Westphal caught up with all three women, now in their 30s with teenage children and, in some cases, marriages and second children as well.
Both the 1996 and 2006 conversations focus on subjects the women raised in their song: war, the government, welfare, money, food, drugs, mass media, creativity, men and women, mothers, and children. The conversations are juxtaposed with footage of Rachel, Margaret, and Tina in their everyday lives, and the combination of in-depth talk with equally candid images makes for an enthralling and thought-provoking film. It’s also very interesting to see how their opinions and perspectives have and have not changed, and on what topics – an evolution that is bound to resonate with many viewers.