Doc Soup Calgary Presents: The Armstrong Lie

Posted on January 9, 2014

The Armstrong Lie will show on Wednesday, February 5, at 7 p.m. at Cineplex Eau Claire.

Five years ago, director Alex Gibney set out to make a documentary about the miraculous, superhuman comeback of Lance Armstrong. But by the time the film was complete in 2013, Armstrong had admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs in the shadow of federal criminal investigations by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the International Cycling Union.

Instead of a behind-the-scenes look at a miraculous human, The Armstrong Lie chronicles the rewriting of history surrounding one iconic man—and gives us a glimpse into unprecedented scandal. During the filming of the movie, Gibney found himself with one-of-a-kind access and an insider’s look at what happens when one of the world’s top athletes falls from grace.

In Armstrong’s own words: “I didn’t live a lot of lies, but I lived one big one.”

For more information or interviews, please contact:
Laura Carlson; Calgary International Film Festival
403-452-4845 (office); 587-700-0116 (cell)


Doc Soup Calgary is a monthly feature-length documentary series presented in partnership between the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) and the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival. The series is now in its ninth year, and runs from November 2016 to April 2017. Screening on the first Wednesday of each month, Doc Soup showcases six of the latest and most acclaimed Canadian and international documentaries, bringing local audiences the finest in inspiring and intelligent non-fiction cinema from across the globe.

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