THE ARMSTRONG LIE (15)

Date Time
Sun 2nd March 7.45pm
Thurs 6th March 7.45pm

Dir. Alex Gibney, 2013, USA, 124 mins
Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu

In 2009 Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) 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. This film picks up in 2013 and presents a riveting, insider’s view of the unravelling 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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