‘The Armstrong Lie’, other films with Austin ties, to premiere in Venice
Alex Gibney’s documentary ‘The Armstrong Lie’ will make its world premiere out of competition at the Venice Film Festival, which runs from August 28 through September 7.
Yesterday we told you about a bunch of movies with Austin connections that would be playing at the Toronto International Festival. At the time it looked as if the JFK assassination drama “Parkland;” “Dallas Buyers Club,” starring Matthew McConaughey; David Gordon Green’s “Joe,” starring Nic Cage and the astronaut drama “Gravity,” starring Sandra Bullock, would all be making their world premieres in Canada.
Today we find out that they will all be bowing first at the Venice International Film Festival, which takes place the week before the festival in Toronto. The festivals do overlap on September 5, 6 and 7, so there is a chance one may premiere in Canada before Venice, but it is doubtful.
Other movies playing Venice include James Franco’s “Child of God,” Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem” and Frederick Wiseman’s “At Berkeley.”