Sky Atlantic brings forward date of intimate Carrie Fisher/Debbie Reynolds documentary

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An intimate and revealing HBO documentary about the lives of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds will screen on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday

Sky Atlantic says it is bringing forward the broadcast date of a recently completed documentary about the lives of the late Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

Bright Lights is an intimate portrait of the mother and daughter who lived in the same Beverly Hills compounds until their deaths in late December. It will screen on Sky Atlantic on Tuesday, January 10 at 9pm.

In the HBO-produced documentary, 83-year-old Debbie still has a Las Vegas act, but performing is taking its toll, and Fisher’s response HBO describes as 'hilarious and heart-rending'.

Debbie died from a stroke last week, just a day after her daughter died following the massive heart attack she suffered on a flight between London and Los Angeles.

Carrie had been in London promoting her book, The Princess Diarist, and filming on the Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe.

According to website Deadline, Bright Lives received audience and critical acclaim at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival and the New York Film Festival.

Watch the trailer for Bright Lights:


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