Michael Moore will be releasing his new film online (and for free) inspired by Neil Young and Radiohead.
The film ‘Slacker Uprising’ follows Michael Moore’s 62-city journey to rally young voters during the 2004 election. It is to be available as a free download for three weeks to North American residents, starting September 23. An official announcement of the film has already been made.
Moore stated he considered releasing ‘Slacker Uprising’ theatrically as ‘Michael Moore’s big election year movie’ the way he did with ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ in 2004. (The movie was highly critical of President Bush.) However, Moore opted for ‘a symbol of gratitude’ to his loyal fans as the 20th anniversary of his first film ‘Roger & Me’ approaches. Moore said, “I thought it would be a nice way to celebrate my 20th year of doing this. And also help get out the vote for November. I have been thinking about what I want to do to help with the election this year.”
The 97-minute long ‘Slacker Uprising’ will probably be the first major movie to be released in such a way. ‘Jackass 2.5’ was streamed online last December for free, but that was just a collection of leftover material..