Slacker Uprising

Slacker Uprising
DVD cover
Directed by Michael Moore
Produced by Monica Hampton
Written by Michael Moore
Starring A Cast of Millions
Narrated by Michael Moore
Music by Various artists
Cinematography Kirsten Johnson
Edited by Bernardo Loyola, David Feinberg
Distributed by Brave New Films
Release date
  • September 7, 2007 (2007-09-07) (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • September 23, 2008 (2008-09-23)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Slacker Uprising is a documentary about Michael Moore's tour of colleges in swing states during the 2004 election, with a goal to encourage 18- to 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.

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.[1] The film was also made available free for online viewing and download on the Lycos Cinema platform as well as iTunes and It had a one-night-only run at the Michigan Theater, where Michael Moore spoke briefly.[2] The film is available in DVD format.

Slacker Uprising features live performances or appearances by Eddie Vedder (of Pearl Jam), Roseanne Barr, Joan Baez, Tom Morello (of Rage Against the Machine), R.E.M., Steve Earle, and Viggo Mortensen. The original score is by Anti-Flag.[3]


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