Alex Gibney, the Take-Down Artist
Filmmaker Alex Gibney has documented the unsavory sides of the American success story – Jack Abramoff, Dick Cheney, the Enron guys. With his new film, he delivers the last word on Lance Armstrong.
As the Arctic ice shelf melts due to climate change, polar bear migratory patterns have changed, too, leading the bears right through the center of Arviat, a tiny Inuit town where it's illegal to kill the endangered predators. Unable to defend themselves, some residents are now too afraid to leave their homes.
If anyone has earned a graceful, cinematic stroll into the sunset, it's a golden boy who fled stardom for the mountains of Utah, won an Oscar for directing, and devoted his life to an institution that put telling stories over the movie business. But at 77, in a one-man movie with no dialogue, he's reminding us where he really shines – as an actor.
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
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