The Armstrong Lie
About the Film
About the Director
After years of avoiding doping allegations, Lance Armstrong admitted to lying about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, an admission that led to one of the most notorious defrocks in sports history. Alex Gibney, the Academy Award®-winning documentarian behind TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM, and MEA MAXIMA CULPA, masterfully pieces together raw, unseen footage and interviews from the 2009 Tour de France, documenting Armstrong’s post-cancer return to cycling and the deafening controversy surrounding his current cultural status as both a shamed athlete and role model.
Alex Gibney was born in New York and studied at Yale University and UCLA Film School. His documentary features include ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM ('05), TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE ('07), CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER ('10), THE LAST GLADIATORS ('11), and MEA MAXIMA CULPA: SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD ('12).
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