Moore to release Slacker Uprising online
Well, actually not quite. He's releasing it for a period of three weeks and only to North American residents. Ah, so that's actually not really online for free at all. Can someone spell gimmick?
The film follows Michael Moore as he tours cities during the 2004 election to try and persuade young voters into, well, voting.
According to the story in the Associated press through Yahoo News Michael Moore is considering this a symbol of gratitude to his fans for his career to date. Shame he's only got fans in North America then.
Michael Moore states on the Slacker Uprising film site:
"This is being done entirely as a gift to my fans. The only return any of us are hoping for is the largest turnout of young voters ever at the polls in November."
You know I can't really help but wonder what this is all about. By restricting the film to just North American residents he's basically screaming out for pirates to copy the film and distribute it, after all I don't think that it's getting a cinematic release at all. What about the rest of the world? Well that will probably be up to the DVD release, if it gets released anywhere else in the world that is.
He should have released it on the internet to everyone, regardless of where they live. Perhaps there will be a Slacker Uprising after all.
If you want to see the film that's being distributed free online...to North American's only...then you can sign up over at the official site. Meanwhile, here's the trailer: