Jehane Noujaim, the documentarian behind The Square, appeared on The Daily Show this week in an interview with Jon Stewart:
Netflix announced last month that it had acquired the film about the protests in Tahrir Square in 2011, calling it its first major documentary.
The film has been getting some Oscar buzz, so it might help pad Netflix’s virtual trophy case (which may also include some People’s Choice Awards and Writers Guild Awards). Netflix’s House of Cards recently won three Emmys.
The Square will be available on Netflix in select cities (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC and Boston) on January 17th as the film plays in theaters.
The Short Game, another recent high profile documentary acquisition made by Netflix, will be available on December 12th.