LANCE

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LANCE (2020)

DOCUMENTARY  | Part I – 95 MIN & Part II – 107 MIN

 

Available for streaming December 18-20

 

Each stream is FREE with a suggested donation of $10.

 

 

From acclaimed director Marina Zenovich, LANCE is a fascinating, revealing, comprehensive, chronicle of one of the most inspirational – and then infamous – athletes of all time. Based around extensive interviews and conversations with Lance Armstrong, the two-part, four-hour film tells the story of the cyclist’s rise out of Texas as a young superstar cyclist; his harrowing battle with testicular cancer; his recovery and emergence as a global icon with his seven consecutive Tour de France titles; and then his massive fall after he was exposed in one of the largest doping scandals in history. Armstrong, along with a collection of teammates, friends, rivals, and journalists, all reflect on his story, creating a fascinating character study, capturing a unique chapter of sports history, and insisting the audience make its own interpretations about the many different sides of a complex saga.

 

Following the film there will be a recorded Q&A with Aspen Film’s Executive + Artistic Director Susan Wrubel, Director Marina Zenovich and Lance Armstrong.

In 1996, as one of the top ranked cyclists in the world, Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer. With the help of his medical team, family and friends, Armstrong recovered and went on to win the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times, from 1999 to 2005.

 

Armstrong founded The Lance Armstrong Foundation after his diagnosis. The LAF became LIVESTRONG and to date, it has raised more than $500 million for the fight against cancer. He has five children and splits his time between Austin, Texas and Aspen, Colorado. Armstrong is the founder and managing partner of Next Ventures. NEXT VENTŪRES is a new venture capital firm designed to maximize growth opportunities in the exploding sports, fitness, nutrition and wellness markets.  He currently hosts two podcasts, The Forward, a weekly interview discussion with authors, musicians, athletes and politicians. As well as THEMOVE, a cycling focused show.

Marina Zenovich is an award-winning filmmaker whose films have been praised for their thoughtful approach to complex subjects and controversial people. Her films include Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018), Water & Power: A California Heist (2017), Fantastic Lies (2016), Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013), Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out (2012), and Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008; Emmys for Directing and Writing, shared with Joe Bini and P.G. Morgan).

Susan Wrubel currently oversees Aspen Film as Executive + Artistic Director, where she took the helm in the fall of 2017. She is a Film Executive with over 25 years of experience in film acquisitions, sales, production, marketing, and distribution.  She has worked in an executive producer capacity on several independent films including MAGGIE’S PLAN, I’LL SLEEP WHEN I’M DEAD, and the Oscar®-winning STILL ALICE.