Moore To Release Election Film Online For Free

Says McCain fans will hate it

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Controversial documentary filmmaker Michael Moore will be releasing his newest film exclusively online beginning September 23.

The documentary "Slacker Uprising" follows Moore’s 62-city tour of the swing states during the 2004 Presidential election as he rallies young voters to show up at the polls.

The 97-minute film will be available in high-resolution, free download in North America. Those who are interested in watching the film can visit the Web site SlackerUprising.com to sign up for the download in advance of its September 23 online release.

Moore said he is doing the online giveaway for personal reasons. "I realized that in a few months it will be the 20th anniversary of my first film, ‘Roger & Me’," he said.

"I’ve been very blessed and fortunate to have so many people come to my movies over these two decades, I decided the way to say thanks was to make one that the fans can have for free, as a show of my profound appreciation of their support."

The download is being distributed by Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films and it is being offered by BlipTV.

Moore says none of the parties involved will make any money from the film, which had a budget of just over $2 million. "This is being done entirely as a gift to my fans," said Moore. "The only return any of us are hoping for is the largest turnout of young voters ever at the polls in November."

The download will be available for three weeks and will be released on DVD on October 7.

The film features appearances or performances by Eddie Vedder, Roseanne Barr, Joan Baez, Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine), REM, Steve Earle, and Viggo Mortensen.

"In the interest of fair warning, people who are not fans of mine will not like this movie," Moore states cautiously.

"This movie has way too much of me in it, and way too many tens of thousands of people liking what I’m saying. If you’re a McCain fan, this film should probably be rated X."


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  • Guest

     Online is probably the only distribution he could find. The guy has been full of crap for two decades.

  • Guest

    I love it. The evil empire (Republicans) just always dismiss Mike Moore as full of crap on everything he says…never taking the time to realize he is only filming the dirty truth with facts.

  • allan ostashev



    • Scott Jolliff (Patriot)

      Funny! You just described the G.O.P. Platform. Kill for oil and Arms sales while undermining the constitution. All the while claiming to be Christiian and passing judment on others!

    • http://www.LoftLivingLA.com Ted Trent

      Republicans don’t like to see their bull crap they are shoving.  Now that the Internet is in everyone’s home, don’t expect this election to have the same result.




    • Guest

      You need to take History 101 and the true history not yours.

    • http://www.alchemicalmage.com JJ Wilson-Kavyo

      Where do you get your view of Democrats – the party that actually cares about the poor and middle class. Under George Bush, huge corporations and the wealthy have gotten even fatter off the backs of working Americans.

      Since this country is slowly being taken over by the religious right, the constitution is being slowly destroyed, any rights that women had are slowly being eroded, and the poor and middle class are struggling like never before.

      This country was founded on the principle of religious freedom and separation of church and state. Now we question our candidates about their religious beliefs. THAT IS UN-AMERICAN!!

      Moore isn’t the sick person Allan, you are.

  • http://www.LoftLivingLA.com Ted Trent



    Good guys need to earn money to keep doing what they are doing.  It really is only a good sign that his works are well respected.  I wish he would make more to bring us more films.

  • Guest

    Moore’s films are full of half truths and lies. He has no credibility whatsoever. He is nothing more that the National Enquirer on film. He is a sensationalist.

    If anyone ever took the time to go back and check his so called "facts" they would see holes in his arguments big enought to fly the Space Station through. He is a Fraud! The only thing real about him is his physical size, everything else is an illusion.

    What a wast of flesh, air, food, and water. 

  • http://www.swankigifts.com/article/dvd-reviews DVD Reviews

    This is one of my favorite post… Great job

  • Fish


    1. He hasn’t released any "docos".  Documentaries have some elements of truth to them.  His are pure fiction.  And bad fiction at that because they smear real people with lies and inuendos just to make him money.

    2. All it proves is that there are plenty of stupid people in the world who will believe anything and will spend good money getting their brains mashed into finer tripe watching this crap.

    ‘Nuff sed!

    • http://www.nuevolution.net Nuevolution Web Designs

      After reading your comments, I sense anger in you…. Which leads me to believe that you are a "Bush" follower [republican]… I think Michael has done his homework and has shed some light on these folks…. I think America deserves an explanation to the following:

      1. What really happened on 9-11-2001?

      2. Where are the weapons of Mass Destruction?

      3. Where are American’s tax dollars being spent? and how are they being spent.

      One thing I have to say about "BUSH" When he gets out of the white house…. He is a self-made billionaire… While future president Obama re-builds our nation, Bush will be laughing his way to the bank singing "GOD BLESS AMERICA"…

      So this brings me to my point…. Are we ready for another republican? Are we ready to struggle for the next 8 years? [not four]

      What will happen to America if we let another Republican In the white house? The only one that seems to have some sense of credibility is "PALIN"

      • Laura

        Obama is inexperienced and wants to be a savior to the poor. Why should I and others who work their butts off be taxed more by the Obama presidency. Because he and the Democrats want to give to those who make less? It is a society if you work you get if you don’t work you don’t get.

        Those taxed more are not getting any more services, they actually get far less so tell me where is the justice in that?

        How much longer with the Democrats enable those that don’t strive to be or have more?

        Yes I am a registered Republican (very conservative) and I am a Liberterian but they don’t have any cadidates yet that can win an election. YET!

        Forget the Robinhood theroy how about the Darwin Theroy?

        • http://www.alchemicalmage.com JJ Wilson-Kavyo

          How many times do people have to hear that taxes will only be increased for those making over $250,000 per year and that those making less will get tax breaks.

          McCain’s lies and slander are apparently all people are willing to believe and how anyone can get behind the concept of Sarah Palin being a heartbeat away from the presidency is beyond me.

          Speaking as an American who last year paid medical expenses of over $10,000 – in addition to over $12,000 in health insurance premiums, I have personal experience with our broken health care system. I pray that Obama is elected – otherwise our nearly bankrupt middle class will be doomed.

  • Laura

    Michael Moore movies are of untruth and fabrications. Anything he makes I will NOT watch. It is a amazing that he makes any money on what he conjures up.  Go Palin!

    • http://www.alchemicalmage.com JJ Wilson-Kavyo

      Laura, Go Palin??? The totally anti-woman’s rights candidate of the religious right. I’m amazed that anyone can listen to her lies and sarcastic comments without getting physically ill.

      I’ll not only watch Michael Moore’s movie – I’ll appreciate and enjoy it. He’s one of the great truth tellers of our society. Someone has to take on the establishment and tell the truth about what’s happening to the poor and middle class in this country.

      Lest you think I’m some young rabble-rouser, I’m 61 years old and have never in my life been so ashamed to be an American. The Republicans have ruined our standing in this world and have enriched the lives of the wealthy and large corporations at the expense of every day Americans.

      It would be very enlightening for you to watch this movie – and also to do some research online to see how the rest of the world views George Bush’s America. I’m sorry that your mind is closed to other views because this country is collapsing around us and closed-minded people like you are part of the reason.

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