MICHAEL MOORE TEAMS UP WITH BRAVE NEW FILMS TO RELEASE HIS NEW MOVIE AS FREE INTERNET DOWNLOAD, AIMED AT HELPING MOBILIZE FOR ’08 ELECTION
TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore has never been afraid of a fight, and this year’s presidential election is no exception. Later this month, Moore will enter the fray of the contest for the White House with the release of ‘Slacker Uprising,’ a new movie about his swing state tour in the 2004 election. To maximize the reach of his message and as a thank you gift to his fans, Moore is adopting a novel approach to distribution appropriate to politics in the age of the internet: he’s teaming up with Robert Greenwald’s Brave New Films to distribute the movie online, free of charge.
Four years ago, the premiere of Moore’s groundbreaking film ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ shook up the 2004 election. Moore embarked on a 62-city swing state tour to register new voters and turn them out to the polls. ‘Slacker Uprising’ documents the most inspiring, dramatic and frightening moments of that historic event. Moore expects the new film to inspire young people to turn out to vote, just as the tour itself did in the last presidential election.
“Our mission here at Brave New Films is to get out a message of social justice,” said Greenwald. “This year, that means getting people to take a close look at what’s at stake in this incredibly important election. You can find literally no better storyteller in the world for that purpose than Michael Moore. Michael is a genius and an inspiration to people all over the country. This new movie is a gift to our nation in this critical moment, and we’re honored to be distributing it for free over the internet.”
"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. I think 'Slacker Uprising' will inspire million to get off the couch and give voting a chance."