Lance: Marina Zenovich’s Candid, Revelatory, Non-Judgmental Docu of Athlete Armstrong Rise and Fall

Marina Zenovich offers in her candid, nonjudgmental docu, Lance, a fascinating, revealing 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; 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 family members, 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.

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).