Though we mentioned in brief in the What’s On post that the BRIGHT LIGHTS documentary was on HBO’s schedule for 2017 HBO has decided, due to the abrupt deaths of the mother/daughter duo of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, that the film be moved up. Here is the official Press Release.
DEBUT OF BRIGHT LIGHTS, NEW DOCUMENTARY ON
LOVING RELATIONSHIP OF CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS,
MOVED UP TO SATURDAY, JANUARY 07 AT 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
In light of the recent and unexpected deaths of both Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, the documentary BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS will debut SATURDAY, JANUARY 07 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. 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 heartrending.
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. BRIGHT LIGHTS: STARRING CARRIE FISHER AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS has already received audience and critical acclaim at many prestigious film festivals, including the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.
Note that the placement of this 95-minute documentary’s premiere is on a Saturday night in primetime so it will bump the debut of the Saturday night movie premiere of DEMOLITION. That is certainly okay. If you go across the Web you will see an outpouring of condolences and testimonies to the life of these two ladies. They were legendary Hollywood icons in their own right and together they were an inseparable mother and child. HBOWatch will review this documentary soon after airing on 01.07.