Filmmaker Magazine talks to Alex Gibney about his new Lance Armstrong documentary The Armstrong Lie, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.
He says of shifting gears from his original intent to make a movie about Armstrong’s 2009 comeback, “In the wake of the Armstrong doping scandal, I realized that the footage I had contained evidence of deception that I had missed the first time around. Also, his comeback year was the reason that he was caught. For these reasons, I knew I had an extraordinary opportunity to show the anatomy of a lie. To do that properly, I needed to do two things: 1) get continued access to Armstrong; and 2) make my own journey part of the story. I was able to do both.”
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