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Slacker Uprising is a movie of Michael Moore’s tour of colleges in battleground states during the 2004 election, with a goal to encourage 18-29 year olds to vote, and the response it received. The film is a re-edited version of Captain Mike Across America, which played at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007 to tepid response.
It is one of the first feature length films made by a known director to be released as a free and legal download online. The free download is only available to those residing in the United States and Canada. The film was also made available for free online viewing and download on the Lycos Cinema platform as well as iTunes and blip.tv. The DVD is also available for purchase on the Slacker Uprising website for $9.95. It had a one-night-only run at the Michigan Theater, where Michael Moore spoke briefly.
Slacker Uprising also features performances by Eddie Vedder (of Pearl Jam), R.E.M., Roseanne Barr, Tom Morello (of Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave), Viggo Mortensen and more.