Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds bills itself as a “story of a family’s difficult love,” and promises “an intimate mural of Hollywood kingship in all a eccentricity” and a scarcely two-minute trailer shows off exactly that, along with many sweet moments (and smart banter) common between Fisher and Reynolds.
Directed by Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens, the 95-minute documentary was filmed in over some-more than a year in 2014 and 2015 heading adult to Reynolds scheming to accept her Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award — that Fisher presented to her.
Vintage family films and archival footage help bring a documentary to life. Their lives during home in a Beverly Hills devalue they common will be seen extensively in a documentary — as will be a approach in that they navigated their careers and tighten relationship.
“At a one finish of a family devalue in Beverly Hills lived Debbie Reynolds, star of Singin’ in a Rain, with Dorothy’s red slippers from The Wizard of Oz on a mantelpiece,”Stevens and Bloom tell PEOPLE in a new cover story. The directors common disdainful created memories with PEOPLE. “Adjacent was Princess Leia, in a residence where Bette Davis once lived. You don’t get some-more Hollywood kingship than that. Storytelling sorcery lived around them… They had what Carrie called ‘rampant empathy’ for any other.”
“We started out creation a film about Hollywood royalty,” they added. “And we finished adult creation a film about love.”
Fisher, 60, was aboard an 11-hour moody from London to Los Angeles on Friday when she went into cardiac arrest. She died Tuesday in a hospital.
Reynolds died a day later at a age of 84. Her son Todd pronounced she told him hours before she was rushed to a hospital: “I skip her so much, we wish to be with Carrie.”
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will entrance Jan. 7 (at 8 p.m. EST) on HBO.
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