CATEGORIES Documentary, Distribution, Home Entertainment, Politics, Michael Moore, Cinematical Indie, Features, Movie News, CinematicalThe latest documentary from Michael Moore will be released exclusively online beginning September 23. FOR FREE. Yes, that's right, and it's a dream come true for both Moore's fans and those millions of anti-fans that despise him. For the followers it's obviously good because they don't have to wait very long to own a copy of the movie. For the enemies it's good because they can check out the movie without giving the man a dime. Or be witnessed buying a ticket.
The 97-minute film is titled Slacker Uprising (formerly Captain Mike Across America), and it's about Moore's 62-city tour during the 2004 presidential election, as he attempts to rally young "slacker" voters. The premise doesn't sound quite as intriguing as his last election-year release, Fahrenheit 9/11 -- which may be part of the reason this one is not receiving a proper theatrical opening. But Moore also says this method is particularly to thank his fans as the 20th anniversary of Roger & Me approaches.
The only catch to the free offer is that it only lasts for three weeks, and it's only available to people in the U.S. and Canada. If you're interested, you can sign up now at SlackerUprising.com. Subsequent windows of release include community screenings scheduled as part of something called "Night of a Thousand House Parties," occurring on Saturday, October 4, and a DVD, which comes out the following Tuesday (Amazon price: $9.95).
Though Moore admits the film "really isn't for anybody other than the choir," I have a feeling some of his enemies will take advantage of the deal, just so they keep wind of what he's up to, and so they have things to argue against. And neither fan nor anti-fan will have long to wait for another Moore film. A documentary about "America as an empire," is expected to be out in theaters next year.
Check out the trailer for Slacker Uprising below.