Set to air in March, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will now air on January 7 at 8PM Eastern/7PM Central. The documentary chronicles the long-standing relationship between Fisher and Reynolds that spanned over six decades both in front of and behind the camera, made more interesting given that they actually lived next door to each other. Most of the footage for the movie was filmed last year and premiered at the recent Cannes Film Festival back in May to positive reactions.
President of HBO Documentary films, Shelia Nevins said to Variety about the project, “It’s life with Carrie and Debbie. It’s about both of them trying to stand upright, both having their frailties — age on the one hand and mental illness on the other. It’s a love story about a mother and daughter — they happen to be Carrie and Debbie.”
A documentary about these two no doubt would be fascinating to look at given their history in Hollywood and the different paths they went in their career, but the circumstances of each dying within a day of each other most certainly will make it a sadder watch than before. Regardless, it sounds as if this documentary is all about celebrating the lives and close bond of two of the most fascinating women the world ever knew.
Worth noting, this is the second project Fisher has done with HBO since a documentary about her one-woman show, Wishful Drinking was produced in 2010 and can be found currently on HBO Go. Though if you like, HBO will re-air it at 9PM Eastern/8PM Central on New Year’s Day.
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