HBO’s documentary titled Bright Lights, which was originally scheduled to air some time in March and focuses on the extraordinary lives of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, has been moved up to now air on January 7 in the wake of the tragic deaths of both Hollywood icons.
HBO’s buzzy Bright Lights documentary is being moved up to a January 7 air date after the passing of its subjects, Hollywood icons Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
The premium cabler had originally planned to air the documentary in March. The project, directed by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, where Fisher promoted the title.
In his review, The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney wrote: “if the film is as disorderly in its structure as the messy family history it surveys, time spent with these wonderful subjects makes that seem sweetly appropriate.”
The critic also noted of the depiction of Reynolds and Fisher: “their loving interdependence seems unbreakable.” Fisher died on Tuesday, days after suffering a heart attack, at age 60. Reynolds died a day later, on Wednesday, at age 84.
HBO billed Bright Lights as “featuring vintage family films that bring iconic old-world Hollywood to life, as well as extensive vérité footage.”