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DARK MONEY Screening 2 – MSPIFF
April 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: St. Anthony Main Theatre 5, 115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Tickets also available to purchase through MSPIFF here.
Director Kimberly Reed returns to her home state of Montana to uncover the fascinating story of democracy under threat and the courageous acts of those fighting for a fairer playing field. Over a hundred years ago, in response to the corrupting political influence of the copper mining industry, Montana passed tough anti-corporate election finance restrictions. But, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, an avalanche of dark money descends on the state. The state’s Democratic governor pushes back, but then is rebuffed by the Supreme Court, which overturns Montana’s anti-corporate finance law.
The story doesn’t end here, however, as a gritty reporter seeks to “follow the money” and expose this dark underbelly of American politics. Dark Money doesn’t just shed light on the money that controls our elections and unduly influences our politicians, but offers a glimmer of hope for a possible, bipartisan way forward. Cautionary, as well as inspirational, Dark Money is every bit as gripping and relevant as All the President’s Men or The Post.
Kimberly Reed is an American filmmaker from Montana. She was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Along with Dark Money (’17) she is known for her film Prodigal Sons (‘08), a work that screened at festivals worldwide and earned her an array of Jury Awards.
“A densely packed documentary that earnestly and obsessively addresses campaign finance reform, its history and vital importance.” –Hollywood Reporter