Masters of Dox

The Armstrong Lie

Alex Gibney
Screening time  
27.02. / Thursday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 5  
"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.

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. Widely regarded as one of the most prominent figures in the history of sports, Armstrong had brought global attention to cycling as the man who had triumphed over cancer and went on to win bicycling’s greatest race, the Tour de France, a record seven consecutive times. 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.’

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Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney, born in 1953, is an American producer and director, the founder of Jigsaw Productions. The winner of Oscar, Emmy and Grammy awards, he is known as the producer of financially most successful documentaries of all times – Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2006) and Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), which won an Academy Award in 2008. His films Casino Jack and The United States Of Money (2010), Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012), The Armstrong Lie (2012) and Zero Days (2016) were screened at ZagrebDox festival.

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The Armstrong Lie

USA
2012, 123', video

Directed by:
Alex Gibney

Screenplay by:
Alex Gibney

Cinematography:
Maryse Alberti

Edited by:
Andy Grieve, Lindy Jankura, Tim Squyres

Music:
David Kahne

Producers:
Alex Gibney, Frank Marshall, Mat Tolmach

Produced by:
Jigsaw Productions, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Matt Tolmach Productions

Festivals & Awards:

British Academy Film Awards – BAFTA 2014 nomination for Best Documentary; Venice Film Festival 2013; Toronto International Film Festival 2013; London Film Festival 2013;  San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2013