Jehane Noujaim's "The Square" was the first documentary to be acquired by Netflix -- the streaming service launched its original documentary strand in November, and has since picked up kids' golf competition film "The Short Game," which is already live on the site, and Romney profile "Mitt" for an online debut a week after its premiere at Sundance next month. "The Square," which will premiere January 17, 2014 at 3:01am ET in all Netflix territories as well as in theaters in select cities within the United States, is the film on which Netflix has pinned its Oscar hopes. In it, Noujaim ("Control Room") chronicles the Egyptian Revolution and ongoing struggle within the country, with the filmmaker having substantially updated and reworked the film since it first premiered at Sundance 2013. Take a look at Netflix's new trailer for the doc below.
By Alison Willmore | Indiewire December 17, 2013 at 10:23AM