Following the tragic and unexpected deaths of mother-and-daughter artists Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher on successive days last month, HBO moved up the premiere of the documentary of the two stars: Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds makes its debut on the cable network January 7 at 8 PM ET; check local listings.
The documentary, a “story of a family’s complicated love,” is described as “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.”
A trailer for the documentary can be viewed above.
(Updated January 7, 2016)