In an unprecedented move, Oscar winning director Michael Moore (“Bowling for Columbine”,”Fahrenheit 9/11″,”Sicko”) will release his new film “Slacker Uprising” free and online. It will be available beginning September 23 for three weeks as a free download to North American residents. After which a DVD will be released on October 7. Sign up at SlackerUprising.com to receive download instructions.
The 97-minute long “Slacker Uprising” is a documentary on Moore’s 62-city tour during the 2004 election to rally the young to vote. Moore said “Slacker Uprising” cost about $2 million to make and that about $1 million is out of his pocket. The download is offered by BlipTV and will be high-resolution and far better than YouTube quality.
“I thought it’d be a nice way to celebrate my 20th year of doing this,” Moore said. “And also help get out the vote for November. I’ve been thinking about what I want to do to help with the election this year.”
Moore offers the movie for free as a symbol of gratitude to his fans and also to celebrate his 20th anniversary in film making. Moore hopes “Slacker Uprising” will help spur young people to vote this November. Moore last week released a paperback book called “Mike’s Election Guide 2008”.