• Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

    Directed by Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens
    U.S. | 95 minutes | True Stories

This delicious double portrait of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher is a hilariously unguarded, remarkably intimate peek at Hollywood royalty, undying family bonds, and showbiz fortitude. “This very funny, engrossing movie couldn’t be more mainstream or more delectable.” The New York Times

Schedule

January 11, 2017 7:15 PM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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January 12, 2017 4:00 PM Palm Springs High School Tickets not available
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January 15, 2017 7:15 PM Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets not available
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January 16, 2017 4:30 PM Camelot Theatres Tickets not available
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film synopsis

In this affectionate, touching and startlingly candid double portrait of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher it's clear from the get-go that filmmakers Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens are on unusually intimate terms with their subjects. That intimacy results in a Hollywood documentary like no other: it's as if we're eavesdropping on a private conversation.

No ordinary mother and daughter, Carrie and Debbie are best friends, next-door neighbors and Hollywood troupers who have seen it all, and seem to have nothing left to hide. And what lives they've led: from Singin' in the Rain to Star Wars, from the Eddie Fisher/Liz Taylor scandal to Carrie's battles with drugs and manic depression, and her best-selling memoir, Postcards from the Edge. Reynolds, who began her career at 16, still can't imagine life without performing. Here she is, in front of an adoring Vegas crowd, singing one last rendition of "Tammy," and then at 82, in failing health, rallying to accept her Lifetime Achievement award, her devoted, anxious daughter at her side. Hilarious and heartbreaking, Bright Lights is Hollywood history up close and very personal.

"This very funny, engrossing movie couldn't be more mainstream or more delectable." Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

film details

Country: U.S.
Year: 2016
Running Time: 95 minutes
Language: English
Director: Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens
Producers: Alexis Bloom, Fisher Stevens, Julie Nives, Todd Fisher
Principal Cast: Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Todd Fisher
Cinematographers: Billy Pena, Vasco Lucas Nunes
Editor: Penelope Falk, Sheila Shirazi
Music: Will Bates
US Distributor: HBO Documentary Films

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Fisher Stevens – Director (January 11 & 12 only)

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