Dark Money
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.

Second Capsule: 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.

Third Capsule: 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.

VOR:   Impressively if dismayingly rare in its deep grasp of history, its pedagogical clarity, and its ability to elucidate the broad from the specific.

Photo © 2018 PBS/Big Sky Film Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

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