Directed by: Kimberly Reed
2018 | USA | 99 minutes
Friday, July 19, 2019, 7pm
Saturday, July 20, 2019, 3pm
Saturday, July 20, 2019, 7pm
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 U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, Dark Money uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold.
"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." - Robert Abele, TheWrap
"There's not a dull or dry moment in Reed's briskly paced film about the secret assault on the American electoral and judicial process by corporations whose agenda is nothing less than the dismantling of government itself." - Ella Taylor, NPR
Sundance Film Festival 2018, Official Selection
No reservations are required. Seating is first come, first serve.
This film is a part of Film for Thought, a series of screenings sponsored by the Advancing Intercultural Studies project and the UCR Center for Ideas and Society through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.