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Moore’s new documentary is less essential, more accessible

“There’s no crying in politics,” Michael Moore emphatically imparted to his legion of supporters who packed into the Michigan Theater for last night’s world premiere of “Slacker Uprising,” his new documentary. Though Moore uses the phrase often, “Slacker Uprising” — essentially a highlight reel of Moore’s failed attempt to turn the tide of the 2004 presidential election in John Kerry’s favor — gave it particular resonance. By the time Moore stepped down from the stage to let his new film screen, he had worked the audience into a frenzy that accurately predicted their response to the documentary.