Bright Lights
Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
First screened in September 2016
Directors: Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens. Documentary about the relationship between the famous mother-daughter entertainers, highlighting Reynolds's drift into old age and Fisher's negotiations of bipolar disorder.

Twitter Capsule: As fun as you want a Debbie Reynolds-Carrie Fisher hangout to be; poignant, too, on aging, fame, and mental illness.

VOR:   This could so easily have been a kooky-celebrity puff piece, and it is luxuriously entertaining, so the added layers really impress.

Photo © 2016 HBO Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Primetime Emmy Awards:
Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking
Best Director (Nonfiction): Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens

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