Following the unexpected deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, HBO debuted the documentary, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, about the pair’s emotional relationship that often played out in public and inspired the film, Postcards from the Edge.
The documentary, co-directed by Fisher Stevens (Before the Flood), mixed vintage family movies and clips of their most famous films, alongside a glitzy look at their unique mother-daughter love story.
The film, which aired Saturday, Jan. 07, followed Friday’s funeral for Reynolds and a private memorial service for Fisher on Thursday -- and certainly provided an emotional endcap for the Fisher family.
“It's very hard for me to believe they're gone,” Todd Fisher, Carrie’s brother, wrote on Twitter Saturday evening. “Watching them now, the film freezes time. Magical.”
Todd’s half-siblings, Tricia and Joely Fisher, both responded, offering their love and support for their brother.
“Love you. 2 halves make a whole sister! You have us xo,” Tricia Leigh Fisher tweeted.
Love you. 2 halves make a whole sister! You have us xo https://t.co/kCk6eQLoYb— Tricia Leigh Fisher (@TriciaLFisher) January 8, 2017
“There is nothing "half" about us...your baby sisters are here ...we love you and will try to ease the pain,” Joely Fisher added.
Joely then followed with gratitude for the film and Fisher, who co-directed the project with Alexis Bloom. “Thank you [Fisher Stevens] for your care in navigating the family dynasty, we are overcome with emotion,” she tweeted. “We love our Moms and Eddie too.”
Thank you @fisherstevensbk for your care in navigating the family dynasty, we are overcome with emotion ..we love our Moms and Eddie too💔💔— Joely Fisher (@MsJoelyFisher) January 8, 2017
On Sunday, Joely also shared her excitement for the 2017 Golden Globes, where Fisher and Reynolds are expected to be honored.
“Soaking it in...Ready to live spectacularly...they are shining on us,” Joely tweeted with the hashtag Golden Globes.