Dark Money

Feature | NR | 99
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Film Info
Section:Documentary Competition
Length:Feature
Genre:Documentary
Run Time:99
Premiere Status:Tennessee Premiere
Rating:NR
Nation:USA
Original Language:English
Past Festival:Sundance Film Festival
Website:darkmoneyfilm.com
Facebook:@DarkMoneyFilm
Twitter:@DarkMoneyFilm
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kimberly Reed
Producer:Kimberly Reed | Katy Chevigny
Screenwriter:Kimberly Reed | Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
Cinematographer:Kimberly Reed | Eric Phillips-Horst | Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
Music:Miriam Cutler

Description

Montana has spent more than a century trying to keep its politics clean. After a brazen attempt by copper magnate William A. Clark to bribe his way into the United States Senate, the state prohibited corporate campaign financing in 1912. Everything changed with the U.S. Supreme Court's infamous Citizens United ruling in 2010, which classified campaign expenditures by corporations as free speech and allowed donors to remain undisclosed. As a result, unlimited, anonymous "dark money" began to flood elections nationwide. In Montana, even conservative incumbents have found themselves facing coordinated smear campaigns to sway the electorate toward candidates more in line with corporate interests. But the citizens of Big Sky Country won't allow democracy to be dismantled without putting up a fight.


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