A full-length documentary chronicling Republican Mitt Romney's presidential bid will run on Netflix in January and enjoy an exclusive debut at the Sundance Film Festival.
Netflix announced on Monday that the outing, Mitt, directed by Greg Whitely, will be available for streaming on Jan. 24 in the U.S., Canada the U.K. Ireland, Latin America, the Netherlands and the Nordic countries in Europe. It will also enjoy a special engagement when it debuts during a posh gala at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Jan. 17.
Covering seven years of the presidential candidate's life, the documentary starts in December, 2006 when Romney made his run for the White House publicly known, through to the 2012 campaign when he won the Republican nomination, but eventually lost the federal election to incumbent Barack Obama.
"Greg Whiteley's Mitt provides viewers a surprising level of access into a fascinating world," said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix's vice president of original documentaries and comedies.
"This rare inside look at Mitt Romney and his family as he runs for president showcases a unique kind of storytelling, one which takes the viewer well beyond the politics," said Whiteley, who was granted unprecedented access into the candidate's political and family life.
"Over the next seven years, I couldn't believe I was filming inside rooms and situations I had no business being in. "