Michael Moore will be making his new documentary, Slacker Uprising, which chronicles his 2004 62-city tour to promote young voter turnout for the presidential election, available in a way sure to appeal to the college-age crowd it depicts- as a free internet download.
Starting September 23, the film will be available free of charge for three weeks. A DVD release is scheduled for October 7.
Moore said that the internet release, the first of its kind for any major film, is a thank you to his fans for supporting his work for nearly 20 years. Moore first burst on the scene in 1989 with his documentary Roger & Me, which examined the toll taken on Moore’s hometown of Flint, Michigan when General Motors and the other auto manufacturers upon whom the town’s entire economy was built started closing plants and shipping jobs overseas. Since then, Moore has had two of his films – 2004’s Fahrenheit 9/11 and 2007’s Sicko – become two of the three top grossing documentaries of all time. He also won an Academy Award for his 2002 Bowling For Columbine.
To register for the free download, simply go to the film’s website.
In the meantime, you can check out the film’s trailer below-