Thursday, September 23, 2004

Filmmaker Michael Moore is coming to Memphis

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is coming to Memphis.

The Bluff City is one of 60-cities on Moore's "Slacker Uprising Tour".

He wants to get millions of traditional non-voters to the polls on November 2nd.

Moore is targeting 20-battleground states.

His tour kicks off on Sunday.

Moore will be appearing on college campuses in their

auditoriums, arenas, stadiums and field houses (Penn State, Univ.

of Arizona, Univ. of Florida, among others), NBA arenas (Seattle),

and hockey arenas (Toledo). Nearly all venues will hold between

5,000 and 15,000 people, with students -- historically the largest

block of non-voters in presidential elections -- admitted for free

at most events (at some events, non-students will pay $5 or a

nominal charge to cover costs).

Moore's show will consist of his monologue, interaction with

the audience, and a few surprise guests. He will read letters he's

received from soldiers in Iraq (published in his new book, "Will

They Ever Trust Us Again -- Letters from the War Zone"), offer

prizes for people who register to vote, and conduct the "world's

largest karaoke sing-a-long" to John Ashcroft's "Let the Eagle

Soar." At many venues Moore will show as yet-unseen clips from his

"Fahrenheit 9/11" DVD (to be released Oct. 5), and give everyone

present a chance to win their own "pet goat."

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