First screened in July 2018
Director: Kimberly Reed. Documentary about the escalating influx of corporate money from non-disclosed donors into U.S. elections, and about Montana's unique history with and resistance to these issues. Screenplay: Kimberly Reed and Jay Arthur Sterrenberg. Twitter Capsule:
Reinvigorates a story you think you know via its doggedly local approach. Unexpected, affecting links to other issues.
It's so easy these days to reduce states down to blue/red hues and think we've got their number. Dark Money is an amazing Montana chronicle.
One more signal-boost for Dark Money: it's as sobering and angering as you've guessed but it really shows what local organizing can achieve.
Impressively if dismayingly rare in its deep grasp of history, its pedagogical clarity, and its ability to elucidate the broad from the specific.