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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.

Director Kimberly Reed returns to her native state to expose the insidious reach of corporate interests into politics and to chronicle its grassroots opposition. Profiling an intrepid investigative journalist and a crusading campaign commissioner, Dark Money serves as an urgent call to action to inspire campaign finance reform across the country.

Mon. 1/22, 3:15 p.m., Ray, PC
Tue. 1/23, 9:00 a.m., Temple, PC
Wed. 1/24, 3:45 p.m., Broadway 3, SLC
Thu. 1/25, 6:30 p.m., Ray, PC
Sat. 1/27, noon, Park Ave., PC

YEAR 2017



RUN TIME 98 min

COMPANY Big Sky Film Productions, Inc.

WEBSITE http://darkmoneyfilm.com

EMAIL assistant@bigskyfilm.com

PHONE (212) 925-2220



Artist Bio

Kimberly Reed

Kimberly Reed’s work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, NPR, The Moth, and in Details magazine. One of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, she directed/produced Prodigal Sons (Sundance Channel), which screened at more than 100 film festivals and garnered 14 audience and jury awards. She also produced and edited Paul Goodman Changed My Life (Zeitgeist Films) and produced The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (Netflix).