Captain Mike Across the Interwebs

Tell me you love me or I won't get off the stage!Exactly one year ago today, I was sitting in the Varsity watching Michael Moore’s movie “Captain Mike Across America“, a special presentation at TIFF ’07 that followed Moore’s quest to elect John Kerry in 2004 by embarking on a 62-city tour, culminating in an election-night concert bash.

Didn’t love it. Nor did anyone else, which is one reason it remains undistributed and unreleased a year later.

But wait! There’s news! Moore’s just announced that he’ll be releasing his latest film, “Slacker Uprising”, directly to the internet later this month. On September 23rd, he’ll be making it available for download to anyone in North America; a DVD will follow on October 7th.

From the press release:

“Slacker Uprising” traces Michael Moore’s 62-city tour of the swing states during the 2004 Presidential election and records the thrilling — and frightening — response he received across the country.

Sooo … um … it’s the same movie. Or a recut version, anyway. Thus: Whee.

Anyway, if you’re curious you can sign up to be notified when the download goes live at the movie’s website. Don’t worry if you aren’t feeling the urgency yet; September 23rd is six months from now in TIFF time …

2 thoughts on “Captain Mike Across the Interwebs”

  1. The guy’s documentary became instantly irrelevant the day after the 2004 election. I suppose if you’ve got all that footage lying around that nobody wants, you might as well try to give it away for free.

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