Correction: Italy-Venice Film Festival-Armstrong

Associated Press

VENICE, Italy (AP) — In a story Sept. 3 about a new Lance Armstrong documentary, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the director. It is Alex Gibney, not Gibley.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Lance Armstrong documentary premieres at Venice

Venice Film Festival: Documentary on Armstrong comeback turned into a tale of his downfall

By LOUISE DIXON

Associated Press

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Director Alex Gibney started filming Lance Armstrong before the cyclist acknowledged doping, and looking back now at the 2009 footage he realizes "there was a lot of material there where he was just lying to me straight out."

Gibney was in Venice on Tuesday for the premiere of his film "The Armstrong Lie," in which he salvaged the 2009 footage meant for a comeback movie and added interviews with Armstrong after the stunning disclosure.

Gibney said that Armstrong "to some extent, is always a curator of his own myth and his own story" and once he realized that people no longer idolize him the same way "I think he wanted to spin it."

Still, Gibney maintains that Armstrong "was more honest" in the later interviews.

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