Before Carrie Fisherleft us last week, followed by Debbie Reynoldsthe next day, the mother and daughter duo appeared in a documentary titled Bright Lights.
The documentary follows Fisher and Reynolds, who actually lived next door to each other, looking at their lives and relationship. It premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and has also screened at other film festivals to critical praise. Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens directed the film. And yes, it’s that Fisher Stevens, star of the great Short Circuit (among many other things) and Academy Award winner for another documentary you might have heard of: The Cove.
You can find more information on Bright Lights below, along with a brief clip from the documentary.
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, JAN. 7 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 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.
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.
No one could have expected such a devastating end to the story of these two wonderful women. But thankfully we can, in a way, spend a little bit more time with them through this.
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds chronicles two golden ages of American cinema through the life and intimate relationship of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds.