Friday, December 30, 2016

'Bright Lights', The Documentary About Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, To Air January 7th on HBO

By: Dominic Jones

The world is still reeling from the sudden loss of Princess Leia actress Carrie Fisher and her mother, Singin' in the Rain star, Debbie Reynolds.  Memorials of all sorts have been pouring in over the past few days, honouring the two women.  The two were the subject of the documentary Bright Lights, which debuted at Cannes earlier this year with both women present to promote it.  The documentary was originally slated for release in March, but directors Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens, along with distributor HBO, decided to move up the release date following their passing.  Bright Lights will now air on January 7th at 8pm on HBO.

Bloom and Stevens released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter saying,
"Individually, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds were remarkable women. Debbie was a consummate professional: she made performing seem effortless, but underneath her elegance was a staggering work ethic that honored her craft, and her beloved audience. Carrie was seemingly the opposite — candid and loose, her wit pushed boundaries in mischievous ways. But both were supremely kind human beings, and unusually perceptive. And when either one entered a room, the energy changed. Quite simply, we were iron filings to their magnets. And never more so than when they were together. These women were more than mother and daughter, they were an expression of exquisite humanity in all its travail and triumph. They lived their days boldly. They sung every song worth singing (often together). Carrie and Debbie loved each other profoundly. We are devastated they're gone. And so very fortunate to have known them at all."

Bright Lights airs January 7th at 8pm on HBO.

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