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Activist in tone, and paced like a thriller, Reed’s movie painstakingly details how an election can be brusquely seized and swayed by unseen forces. Candidates need do little but sign on to be successfully co-opted.
The story of the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which opened the spigots of campaign cash, has been told before. But Reed weaves it into a larger narrative in which it is simply one of the steps in the unraveling of modern campaign-finance laws.
A densely packed documentary that earnestly and obsessively addresses campaign finance reform, its history and vital importance.
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This disturbing and timely documentary by Kimberly Reed (Prodigal Sons) delves into the democratic threat that is the influence of untraceable corporate money being funneled into our political system. After the decision in Citizens United, “dark” money flooded elections across the country. The film, Dark Money, focuses specifically on Montana, where we meet a fearless local investigative journalist (John Adams) as he “follows the money” to reveal just how damaging donor anonymity and a general lack of transparency are to our democracy. A must-see for every American.