Michael Moore has announced that his next film, Slacker Uprising, will be released as a free online download through Brave New Films. The film documents Moore’s 62-city tour during the 2004 election where he urged young voters to vote Democratic (view the trailer here). According to the press release, this is the first major film to be released this way. Go film! Way to catch up to the music industry and the publishing industry! Speaking of publishing, Moore was recently in the news for saying that people need to stop reading books (including, much to his publisher’s irritation, Moore’s own book) and instead use whatever time they have to focus on the election. Apparently, Moore does feel it’s OK for people to spend their free time watching his free movie. You can hit up SlackerUprising.com on Sept. 23 for the download, or you can buy the DVD if you feel a little guilty about them giving away the $2 million film for free. Photo from Erik R. Bishoff’s Flickr page.
—Posted by Rebecca Cullers