The Armstrong Lie chronicles cyclist Lance Armstrong’s highly publicized fall from grace in one of the greatest deceptions in sports history. Alex Gibney — the same man behind the Oscar-nominated Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room — directs the smart and swiftly moving film. The Mars Hill Cycling team will screen the documentary at Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co., on Thursday, March 20 at 9:30 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales help the Mars Hill University cycling team travel to the national championships this spring.
From the studio: “Charting Armstrong’s life story (and given unprecedented access to both the Tour and the man), Gibney began filming what he he initially envisioned as the ultimate comeback story — Armstrong’s return from his 2005 retirement and his attempt to win his eighth Tour. Indeed, more than just an athlete, Armstrong, through his inspiring personal narrative and charitable works, had come to embody nothing short of the possibilities of the human spirit itself. An unprecedented scandal, however, would rewrite both the Armstrong legend and Gibney’s film.”
$8/$10. More info at marshillcycling.com.