Michael Moore’s new film free on the Internet


This is the trailer for Michael Moore‘s new film, Slacker Uprising.

From filmmaker Robert Greenwald in the USA:

No one can make a documentary with as much political savvy, humor, and creativity as Michael Moore. And no one is as willing to tackle our elected officials with the same tenacity. After unleashing Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, and SiCKO in recent years, Moore has set his sights on the Bush administration and our nation’s voter turnout in his latest film, Slacker Uprising, which chronicles his 62-city swing state tour of college campuses just prior to the 2004 election.

Here’s the best part. To maximize the reach of his message and as a thank you gift to his fans, Moore is adopting a novel approach to distributing this film. He’s teaming up with Brave New Films to distribute the movie online, completely free of charge. Sign up now on http://slackeruprising.com and you will be notified when the film is available for free download on September 23.

You can also buy the DVD for $9.95, which will start shipping on September 23 and features extras like: Special Guest Joan BaezAmerica the Beautiful, Why People Like George Bush?, My Pet Goat, The O’Reilly Factor for Kids, Just Add Water and Heat – More Ramen and Clean Underwear, and more. Or should I say, Moore!

We share Moore’s hope that this film will get people to vote in this election, just as Moore’s 2004 tour sparked greater turnout. So go to http://slackeruprising.com now, spread the trailer around to your friends, and get inspired.

Yours,
Robert Greenwald
and the Brave New team

P.S. And for even more Moore, check out his recent back-to-back appearances on Meet the Bloggers. Then, tune into the show tomorrow at 1pm ET/10am PT. Our guest host, punk rock icon Henry Rollins, will be joined by bloggers Jonathan Kim (FOX Attacks!), Liliana Segura (AlterNet.org) and Paul Waldman (Media Matters). They’ll discuss how the corporate media has favored the McCain campaign throughout this election, a bias that has only become more pronounced during the Republican National Convention.

Check out some of the material below and learn about the extent of the media’s bias. Then, go to Meet the Bloggers at 1pm ET/10am PT to join the conversation.

* Free Ride: John McCain and the Media – David Brock and Paul Waldman
* Is the McCain-Media Love Affair Souring? – Paul Waldman
* McCain’s New Media Strategy: Blame the Media – Huffington Post
* In Study, Evidence of Liberal-Bias Bias – LA Times
* Infuriated About Tough CNN Interview, McCain Cancels Larry King Appearance – Think Progress
* Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy’s Off-Air Attack of Palin for VP Pick. Who’s Telling the Truth? – Crooks and Liars
* Digital Media: A Giveaway to Corporate Media – Black Agenda Report
* Scarborough, Buchanan Completely Reverse Positions on Palin in Just Five Days – Think Progress

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1 thought on “Michael Moore’s new film free on the Internet

  1. From Michael Moore:

    Friends,

    As you may have heard, I’ve decided to make my new film, “Slacker Uprising,” ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh5a42XyrOA ) available for free to everyone in the United States and Canada. It is the first time ever that a major feature-length film is debuting as a free download on the internet — legally. I am doing this for two reasons:

    1. Next year it will be 20 years since my first film, “Roger & Me,” so I’d like to give those of you who’ve supported my work over the years a thank you gift in the form of a brand new movie; and

    2. I hope the release and wide distribution of this new movie will help to bring out millions of young and new voters on November 4th.

    “Slacker Uprising” takes place in the wake of “Fahrenheit 9/11,” during the run-up to the 2004 election, as I traveled for 42 days across America, visiting 62 cities in a failed attempt to remove George W. Bush from office. My goal was to help turn out a record number of young voters and others who had never voted before. (That part was a success. Young adults voted in greater numbers than in any election since 18-year-olds were given the right to vote. And the youth vote was the only age group that John Kerry won.)

    What I encountered during the tour and the filming was both inspiring and frightening, so I thought, hey, this might make for a funny and enlightening movie! Each night, thousands would show up to volunteer in the Slacker Army against Bush. This drove local Republicans nuts. In one state they tried to have me arrested. At two colleges, rich donors offered to donate more money to the college if they would ban me from campus. Nearly a half-dozen universities kept the Slacker Uprising tour off their campuses. But there was no stopping this movement. By the time we got to Florida, 16,000 people a night were showing up.

    It was clear that young people were the ones who were going to save the day — just as they are in this year’s election.

    On Tuesday, September 23rd, you will be able to stream, download, or burn a DVD of “Slacker Uprising,” free of charge. The distribution is being organized by Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films (they’re the great people behind “OUTFOXED: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism” and “WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price”).

    To sign up for the download of “Slacker Uprising,” click here ( http://slackeruprising.com/ ). You have my blanket permission to share the movie with your friends, to set up screenings in your communities or theaters, to show it on your campuses — all at no charge. I encourage you to rally voters with it, to raise funds for your favorite candidates, to air it on your local cable access channels or web broadcasts. You can also click here ( http://slackeruprising.com/school.php ) to request a free DVD of “Slacker Uprising” for your school or university library.

    As I said, this is a movie for you, my fans — a little 97-minute digital treat that I think you’ll really enjoy. I hope you’ll check out http://slackeruprising.com/ and download it a week from today, next Tuesday, September 23rd.

    Thanks again for coming to my movies all these years. It’s meant a lot to me. I feel very privileged and blessed, and I am honored to be in this “virtual” community with you as we try to reclaim our beloved country.

    Yours,

    Michael Moore
    MMFlint@aol.com
    http://www.michaelmoore.com/

    P.S. The world premiere of “Slacker Uprising” will take place in one of the great slacker capitals of this country, Ann Arbor, Michigan, this Thursday at 5pm at the historic Michigan Theater. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’re in the neighborhood, hope to see you there!

    P.P.S. If you live outside the U.S. and Canada, I’m sorry that I don’t own the rights to make this film available to you for free. But it will be coming to a theater, video store or television network near you soon.

    P.P.P.S. If you are not part of the “downloadable” generation, I am making a low-cost DVD of “Slacker Uprising” available at Amazon, Netflix and your local stores in October.

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