HBO moves up debut of Debbie Reynolds-Carrie Fisher documentary ‘Bright Lights’ to Jan. 7
In the wake of the tragic deaths of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher this week, HBO announced Friday morning that it has pushed up the debut of the mother-daughter documentary “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” to Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).
HBO describes the film, which had showings at several film festivals including Cannes and Telluride, as “an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty in all its eccentricity.” It chronicles the complex relationship between the dynamic duo, who lived next door to each other in the same Beverly Hills compound.
The documentary, directed by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens, features vintage family films and what is being dubbed “extensive vérité footage.”
HBO will also offer an encore presentation of Fisher’s hit memoir-based one-woman show “Wishful Drinking” on Sunday at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
Actress Debbie Reynolds poses for a portrait in Beverly Hills on May 21, 2013.(Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
In this Jan. 2, 1957, photo, Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds hold their baby daughter, Carrie Frances Fisher, as they pose for a family photo in Hollywood.(Associated Press)
A detail of the poster for Stanley Donen’s “Singin’ in the Rain,” featuring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.(Movie Poster Image Art / Getty Images)
Actress Debbie Reynolds posing for a portrait in New York.(Richard Drew / Associated Press)
In this April 19, 1955, photo, singer Eddie Fisher and his then-fiancee, actress Debbie Reynolds, look at each other at Idlewild Airport in New York.(Associated Press)
Debbie Reynolds in 1961.()
In this March 6, 1959, photo, actress Debbie Reynolds boards an airliner in New York en route to Spain, where she would film a new movie.(John Rooney / Associated Press)
Debbie Reynolds in 1960, wearing a black sweater top and a pearl necklace.(Hulton Archive / Getty Images)
Actress Debbie Reynolds photographed in 1959.(HO / Los Angeles Times)
Actress Debbie Reynolds appears at Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies in Los Angeles.(Wally Fong / Associated Press)
Actress Debbie Reynolds shows $13,900 in U.S. bonds given to her by acting County Clerk W. G. Sharp. in 1953.(Larry Sharkey / Los Angeles Times)
Carrie, 3, gives mother Debbie Reynolds a hug after her afternoon nap in their West Los Angeles home.(Ray Graham / Los Angeles Times)
Debbie Reynolds and her two children, Carrie, 2, and Todd, 8 months, on the set of Reynolds’ new movie, MGM’S “The Mating Game” in 1958.()
Debbie Reynolds in one of the storage rooms where clothes from 41 years in show business were kept in 1988.(Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times)
Debbie Reynolds’ star along the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard.(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Debbie Reynolds photographed in 1950.(John W. Wilson / John W. Wilson / Los Angeles Times)
Debbie Reynolds in 1961 with her daughter Carrie and son Todd in Montego Bay, Jamaica.(Warner Brothers)
Debbie Reynolds photographed in 1951.(Warner Brothers)
Debbie Reynolds(Warner Brothers)
Debbie Reynolds(Warner Brothers)
Debbie Reynolds appears on the red carpet before the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she received a Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 25, 2015.(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Debbie Reynolds, left, Donald O’Connor and Gene Kelly star in the 1952 hit musical “Singin’ in the Rain.”(Warner Bros.)
Debbie Reynolds, dressed for her role in the MGM picture “The Singing Nun,” practices her next scene while watching filming on Nov. 15, 1965.(Associated Press)
Debbie Reynolds, left, and Shelley Winters in 1971’s “What’s the Matter with Helen?”(United Artists)
Debra Messing as Grace Adler, Debbie Reynolds as Bobbie Adler and Eric McCormack as Will Truman in the hit sitcom “Will & Grace.”(Chris Haston / NBC)
Debbie Reynolds, left, Shirley MacLaine, Elizabeth Taylor and Joan Collins star in 2001’s “These Old Broads,” a two-hour ABC comedy written by Carrie Fisher (“Postcards From the Edge”) and Elaine Pope (“Seinfeld”).(ABC)
Carrie Fisher, right, presents her mother, Debbie Reynolds, with the Life Achievement Award at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Jan. 25, 2015.(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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