The Armstrong Lie  [2013]
Lance Armstrong: The Road Back
DirectorAlex Gibney
CastBetsy Andreu, Frankie Andreu, Lance Armstrong, Dan Coyle, George Hincapie, Bill Strickland, Jonathan Vaughters
Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) masterfully explores the fall of the disgraced cycling champion following the 2009 Tour de France, making use of his extraordinary access to attain rare interviews with former teammates, alleged doping mastermind Dr. Michele Ferrari, and Armstrong himself.
In 2009, Alex Gibney was hired to make a film about Lance Armstrong’s comeback to cycling. The project was shelved when the doping scandal erupted, and re-opened after Armstrong’s confession. The Armstrong Lie picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider's view of the unraveling of one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of sports. As Lance Armstrong says himself, “I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one.”
Talking at the Realscreen Summit in Washington DC earlier this year, Oscar-winner Gibney told delegates he was working “furiously” to re-cut and re-work the film, following the cyclist’s interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey in which he confessed to using banned, performance-enhancing substances.
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“THE ARMSTRONG LIE” (2013 feature documentary film directed by Alex Gibney)
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Runtime2:02 (122min)
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