John S. Adams silhouetted in the Montana Capitol building, from DARK-MONEY, a PBS Distribution release

Dark Money

Dark Money examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana—a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide—to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. (2018, dir. Kimberly Reed, 99 min.)

Q&A with director Kimberly Reed and political director for Crooked Media Shaniqua McClendon to follow.

This event is a collaboration with PBS Distribution and POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS.

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