ByJase Peeples, writer at
Jase Peeples

The recent deaths of Hollywood royalty Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds in late December shocked the world, and HBO is helping mourn the double tragedy with an early release of the documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

Originally scheduled to air in March but now debuting Saturday, January 7 at 8PM on HBO, the documentary is a touching tribute to the two icons that highlights the loving, yet complicated, relationship they shared as mother and daughter from the early days of Fisher’s life to the many years they spent living next door to one another in Beverly Hills.

In light of their recent passing, the film is bound to hit fans right in the feels as it showcases both the hilarious and heart-rending sides of their lives lived in the spotlight as well as the obstacles the both overcame.

Check out the official trailer below.

Directed by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens, Bright Lights has garnered rave reviews and critical acclaim at several film festivals last year including the New York Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival and the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in France.

The film’s airing on HBO will occur one day after the reported “ultra-private service” being held for Fisher and Reynolds, which is said to be taking place this Friday at their Beverly Hills compound.

Following the service, the two will be buried side-by-side at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, the same location where other Hollywood icons and friends such as Bette Davis and Liberace have also been laid to rest.

Will you be watching Bright Lights this weekend?


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