New Film Reveals Complicated Relationship Between Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher

ABC News' Chris Connelly brings an exclusive clip of HBO's documentary 'Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds,' about the relationship between the mother-daughter stars.
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celebration of the lives of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie fisher. The Hollywood mother and daughter remembered on Thursday before they're laid to rest today. Chris Connelly joins us with the details and a look at the new documentary on their relationship. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning, Lara, as well. A gathering of family and friends. A well-chosen song. The perfect resting place. All of the elements part of a fond farewell to these two show business legends. As the new documentary captures their unique relationship. An exclusive excerpt. It's Carrie and Debbie, just singing on the porch with Debbie's dog, Dwight. I think I'm my mom's best friend. More than a daughter. My mother really wants me to be an extension of her wishes. An extension of her. And, to great degree, far more sometimes than I ever would want to, I know what my mother feels and wants. And -- there's a lot of it. Reporter: The HBO documentary, "Bright lights" starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie fisher. Said to be an intimate chronicle of their mother-daughter bond. Mommy, I'm home. Reporter: The first airing moved up from March in the wake of their deaths on successive days last month. People want to see them now. We're all curious to understand this relationship better. Reporter: On a misty Thursday in the Hollywood hills, a private meme reel. Among those arriving to pay respects, meg Ryan who acted with Carrie in "When Harry met Sal Sally." Someone is staring at you. Reporter: Ellen barkin and Meryl Streep. Who sang happy days are here again. ??? Happy days are here again ??? ??? the skies above are clear again ??? Reporter: Later today, the lights on Broadway will be did at 7:45 in tribute. As they're laid to rest at a site picked by Todd fisher. As I'm standing there, the humming birds come. To where we were standing. And I knew that was the right spot. For her and Carrie. And I called bill leobillie, who is Carrie's daughter and told her what I just observed, and she said, done. So they're going to be there together. Reporter: Their uncommon closeness forged through decades of turbulence and tenderness. ??? Happy days are here again ??? Reporter: And that final resting place said to be close by two Hollywood legends. The pianist and entertainer liberace. And Bette Davis. Have any family members weighed in on the documentary? Reporter: Todd fisher says he thinks it's a love story. His mother knew how important it was for her legacy. It's incredible they had it already in the works. The documentary. Without ever knowing. Just moved it up. How about care rie fisher's voice. Your interview with her is one to remember. Coming up, the little girl

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