When it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds was seen as a charming, caring look at a truly unique relationship between a mother and daughter that just so happen to be famous. While it was well received, it didn’t make any huge waves at the time, mainly because most people wouldn’t even see the movie until HBO aired it later in 2017.
And then the unthinkable happened. First Carrie Fisher passed away and then a day later Debbie Reynolds passed as well. Suddenly Bright Lights became no ordinary documentary, but a candid look at the lives of two incredible women whose story ended in a most unexpected way. HBO understandably decided to advance its release date substantially. It’ll now be on the subscription service on January 7.
Check out the first trailer for it below.