Netflix to premiere Mitt Romney documentary
December 9th, 2013
07:13 PM ET
9 years ago

Netflix to premiere Mitt Romney documentary

(CNN) - Netflix will premiere a behind-the-scenes look chronicling the Presidential aspirations of Republican Mitt Romney.

The subscription screening service will continue its original documentary series with "Mitt," airing exclusively on Netflix January 24. The film will debut a week prior at the Sundance film festival in Salt Lake City.

Netflix said director Greg Whiteley was given "unprecedented access" to Romney and his family.

"Greg Whiteley's ‘Mitt’ provides viewers a surprising level of access into a fascinating world," said Lisa Nishimura, vice president of Original Documentary and Comedy at Netflix, in a press release about the film.

"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. We are thrilled to be providing our viewers with this one-of-a-kind film from such a talented filmmaker."

The documentary chronicles Romney's political journey beginning at Christmas 2006 and through his failed bid to win the Republican nomination in 2008 and into the results of his 2012 general election loss to Barack Obama.

"It feels like a full circle moment to premiere this movie at Sundance," said Whiteley. "I first met and filmed the Romney family in Park City in 2006 as they gathered to discuss whether Mitt should run for President. Over the next seven years, I couldn't believe I was filming inside rooms and situations I had no business being in. Now that I've finished, I couldn't be more pleased to share this experience with audiences around the world through Netflix."

Romney, a business executive and former Massachusetts governor, has largely stayed out of the political spotlight since Obama’s reelection.

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  1. simplyput

    Big Chief Other Planet good money man. Recession could've been shorter. Such a flawed candidate anyone could've beat him. Blues better hope Reds never get the knack of picking winners. Paying through the nose for bad pony now.

    December 9, 2013 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  2. S. B. Stein

    So it will have some ups and mostly blands... I mean downs. This guy doesn't really know how to get his ideas across so that he wins. How far did this guy flip flop on the issues to win? A lot I think given some of the clips that came up.

    December 9, 2013 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  3. Evergreen

    I wonder if this included access to his tax returns, accountants and off-shore accounts. After all, these things contributed to wealth as much as, or more so than his business skills.

    December 9, 2013 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  4. frank velazquez

    Who cares about a loser?

    December 10, 2013 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  5. Name jk. Sfl. GOP CRUZ lee&rubio 24billion dallar LOSS of your tax money conservatives,the garbage of America.

    The GOP play book is still based on the five time loser , Romney the tax cheat so they will continue to lose national elections,nothings changed!!!

    December 10, 2013 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  6. Name carl

    Mr 47% Romney...

    December 10, 2013 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  7. Malory Archer

    Netflix airs a lot of propaganda and objectionable material. Doesn't mean we have to watch it.

    December 10, 2013 08:12 am at 8:12 am |