Mitt attends ‘Mitt,’ a Sundance Doc with unprecedented access to his campaign

Posted at 9:49 PM, Jan 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-17 23:49:47-05

PARK CITY, Utah -- It may have been the scariest event of Mitt Romney's post-campaign life: showing up at a premiere of a film with six years of footage from his own life.

"Mitt" premiered in front of a crowd of Utah who's who and national journalists at the Rose Wagner Theater in downtown Salt Lake City. The film is in the documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival.

"My guess is there will be some scenes we like and some scenes we don't like. We probably won't like the ending," said Romney, alongside his wife Anne as they walked into the theater.

"Mitt" has already been getting rave early reviews for it's all-access look at a campaign for the American presidency.

Director Greg Whiteley said he thinks Romney's intense politeness is the best explanation he can come up with to make sense of his unprecedented access.

"I almost think I could have been anybody, and they're not going to kick you out if you don't have a place to sleep. So my real strategy was to show up and not have a hotel room and not have anything to eat and they're going to take care of you," said Whiteley, who spent six years filming and another two editing the documentary.