Following the fashion of Radiohead, who released their seventh album “In Rainbows” as a free download earlier this year, outspoken filmmaker Michael Moore, who is responsible for films such as “Fahrenheit 911″ and “Bowling for Columbine,” released his new film “Slacker Uprising” today for free viewing at SlackerUprising.com.
The film is a look into Moore’s tour of college campuses during the fall of 2004, where he went to 62 cities across America to encourage young people to vote for then Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry. Though the footage was originally shown at the Toronto International Film Festival and titled “Captain Mike Across America,” Moore wanted to add more footage to give the film “more heft and substance,” he said in a phone interview to the New York Times.
Unfortunately, the film is only available to residents of the United States and Canada for free, however there is a DVD available for purchase on the site for $9.95. The film features performances by Eddie Vedder, Roseanne Barr and Tom Morello.
Though the film has been re-edited, everyone already knows the ending: the re-election of George W. Bush in 2004. The film mentions that voters under the age of 30 were the only demographic that Kerry won hands down. “Unfortunately,” it continues, “their parents voted for Bush.”
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