First Full Trailer for Alex Gibney's 'The Armstrong Lie' Documentary
Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled the first trailer for Alex Gibney's doc The Armstrong Lie, telling the brutally honest and intimate inside story of cyclist Lance Armstrong and his years of lying about doping. Gibney began making this doc to tell the story of Lance's return to the Tour de France, but as the story about his doping evolved, the doc evolved into a story about his lies. It even explores the idea that Lance was lying to Alex all along and there's an interview where he asks him tough questions to finally get real answers. I just saw the doc this week and it's an intriguing exploration of the full story, but I prefer Gibney's other doc this year about WikiLeaks titled We Steal Secrets more. That said, both of his docs are worth seeing anyway.
Here's the first trailer for Alex Gibney's documentary The Armstrong Lie, in high def from Apple:
In 2009 Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the Dark Side, Mea Maxima Culpa, We Steal Secrets) 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 himself says: "I didn't live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one." Directed by acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney, this first premiered at the Venice & Toronto Film Festivals. Sony Classics will release The Armstrong Lie in limited theaters on November 8th this fall.