In an unprecedented move, Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore today released his latest work, Slacker Uprising, on the Internet.
The feature-length flick, distributed by Hollywood powerhouse The Weinstein Company, features footage from Michael’s 2004 60-city tour of college campuses nationwide, during which he gave away underwear and soup to students who vowed to vote.
“I’m giving you my blanket permission to not only download [the movie], but also to email it, burn it, and share it with anyone and everyone (in the U.S. and Canada only),” said Michael.
“I want you to use Slacker Uprising in any way you see fit to help with the election… You can show my film in your local theater, your high school classroom, your college auditorium, your church, union hall or community center,” he added. “You can broadcast it on TV, on cable access, on regular channels or on the web… I don’t want to see a dime from this.”
To watch the film now, simply click here.
But don’t think we’re letting you off that easy.
Today at 4:30 p.m. ET, BlogTalkRadio’s Movie Geeks United will be discussing the impact of the film, both from a political and industry point of view.
So – after you’ve done your homework by watching Michael’s movie – be sure to log onto what promises to be a spirited edition of host Jamey DuVall’s always-popular show.