Carrie Fisher-Debbie Reynolds HBO Doc ‘Bright Lights’ Sets Early Premiere
Yesterday saw HBO announcing a tribute to the late Carrie Fisher via encore presentation of her adapted Wishful Drinking, and the network will waste little time paying tribute to her mother Debbie Reynolds as well. The official release of upcoming mother-daughter documentary Bright Lights has now been scheduled for early January as well.
Per HBO’s official confirmation, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will officially premiere on Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 P.M., days after HBO re-runs Wishful Drinking. The documentary garnered audience and critical acclaim at film festivals like 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the Telluride and the New York Film Festival.
So reads the synopsis:
The story of a family’s complicated love, this documentary is an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity. Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, live in the same Beverly Hills compound. The 83-year-old grand dame still has a Las Vegas act, but performing is taking its toll. Carrie’s response is both hilarious and heart-rending. Featuring vintage family films that bring iconic old-world Hollywood to life, as well as extensive vérité footage, the film is directed by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens.
Fisher suffered a heart attack last Friday, remaining in reportedly stable condition until her death on Tuesday, December 27. Mother Debbie Reynolds suffered a fatal stroke just one day later.
You can catch Wishful Drinking this weekend on HBO (it’s also available in their streaming library), and watch the new documentary on January 7.