HBO film about Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher set for Jan. 7

Published December 31, 2016, 2:46 AM

by Hannah Torregoza 

NEW YORK (AP) — An HBO documentary about the relationship between actress and writer Carrie Fisher and her Hollywood legend mother, Debbie Reynolds, will air Jan. 7.

Carrie Fisher, right, presents her mother Debbie Reynolds with the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File) i Manila Bulletin /mb.com.ph
Carrie Fisher, right, presents her mother Debbie Reynolds with the Screen Actors Guild life achievement award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File) i Manila Bulletin

“Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds,” was expected to premiere on the cable network this spring but HBO moved it up after the pairs’ deaths.

Although it hasn’t been on television, “Bright Lights” was shown earlier this year at film festivals in New York and at Cannes.

Fisher died Tuesday after being stricken on an airplane flight last week. Her mother was rushed to the hospital and died the next day.

The filmmakers have described the project as Fisher’s initial idea. Her mother was about to give her final live performances in Las Vegas two years ago, and Fisher wanted to document them.

 
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