Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney (“Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer”) has quickly evolved as a filmmaker synonymous with rise and fall character portraits.
With the Lance Armstrong career-crumbling lying spree still lingering in the public spotlight, Gibney’s latest film “The Armstrong Lie” is that perfectly-timed addition to his body of work. The film, which had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, follows seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong from a cycling superstar to a professionally-bankrupt liar. With the documentary’s limited theatrical release just a week away, the latest trailer offers a story that is both overwhelmingly public and personal. Unlike his previous films, Gibney’s “The Armstrong Lie” holds the filmmaker partially in the limelight as Gibney confronts Armstrong for lying to him in previous interviews.
“The Armstrong Lie” will receive a limited theatrical release November 8, 2013 in NY and LA.
Check out the film’s latest trailer below: