First Full Trailer for Alex Gibney's 'The Armstrong Lie' Documentary

October 4, 2013
Source: Apple

The Armstrong Lie Doc

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.

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Winner of a cheaters game.

Xerxexx on Oct 4, 2013


Looks like Lance still makes money when he wins some and when he loses some.

Such heroic nonsense on Oct 4, 2013


Cyclists always seem a bit intense, he sounds like a bit of keeyunt. will watch it though, should be miserable.

Carpola on Oct 4, 2013


If this movie trys to paint Liar Lance as anything than a cheating prick I will be very disappointed. Man destroyed other people all to cover up his disgrace. I knew he cheated YEARS before people started to suspect. Want to know how I knew? He was WINNING in cycling.

Brian Sleider on Oct 4, 2013


He made the scandal so much bigger and so much worse than it would otherwise have been because he acted like such a supreme douchebag.

Cal J. on Oct 4, 2013


Doping is illegal; we know that. Despite the fact doping is widespread, it does not make it right. The real issue is the viciousness by which Mr. Armstrong ruined lives and careers to perpetuate his lie. Until he is willing to write some checks to the people he harmed, I will never believe he has any remorse. Start with Mr. LeMond and then Mr. and Mrs. Andreau. That is only a small start but it is the only thing that will convince someone who knows about cycling that this man is doing anything other than serving his own ambitions.

jamessrq on Oct 4, 2013


Could not agree more.

Brian Sleider on Oct 4, 2013


Thank you.

jamessrq on Oct 4, 2013


Armstrong told me he took his bicycle to the moon. Was that a lie?

MLTC on Oct 13, 2013

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