HBO Debuts ‘Bright Lights’ Trailer: An Intimate Portrait of the Late Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds
HBO will be releasing the Carrie Fisher/Debbie Reynolds documentary a few months early due to the untimely deaths of the mother\daughter superstars one day apart.
Here is the press release from HBO:
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds is an intimate portrait of Hollywood royalty, in all its eccentricity. At 83 years old, grand dame Debbie Reynolds (star of “Singing in the Rain,”) still performs a Las Vegas act, dressed in gold lamé. But performing takes its toll, and Debbie’s health suffers. This devastates her daughter, “Star Wars” actress Carrie Fisher, whose response is both hilarious and heart-rending. Carrie is helpless in the face of her mother’s determination that “the show must go on.”
Through vintage family films, iconic old-world Hollywood history comes to life. Rich cinema verité also takes us to into the heart of Beverly Hills today, where Carrie and Debbie live together. This is a film about show business, and bittersweet family love.
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds premieres January 7, on HBO.