Dark Money


The Main 1 Sun, Apr 22, 2018 4:45 PM
The Main 3 Mon, Apr 23, 2018 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:New American Visions
Women & Film
Spotlight: Chasms and Bridges
Women Directors
Culture & Society
Release Year:2018
Runtime:98 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Obscured Pictures
Director:Kimberly Reed
Co-Director:Kimberly Reed
Producer:Kimberly Reed
Katy Chevigny
Screenwriter:Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
Editor:Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
Composer:Miriam Cutler


Director Kimberly Reed Attending!

Addtional Special Guests Attending:

Sunday, April 22

  • Judge George Beck is a retired Administrative Law judge and former Chair of the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. He is also active with Minnesota Citizens for Clean Elections.
  • Rep. Laurie Halverson (DFL) (Minnesota House of Representatives, District 51B, Assst Minority Leader)

Monday, April 23

  • Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera, Executive Director of Common Cause
  • Vicki Barnes, Minnesota American Promise

Director Kimberly Reed returns to her home state of Montana to uncover the fascinating story of democracy under threat and the courageous acts of those fighting for a fairer playing field. Over a hundred years ago, in response to the corrupting political influence of the copper mining industry, Montana passed tough anti-corporate election finance restrictions. But, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, an avalanche of dark money descends on the state. The state’s Democratic governor pushes back, but then is rebuffed by the Supreme Court, which overturns Montana’s anti-corporate finance law.

The story doesn’t end here, however, as a gritty reporter seeks to “follow the money” and expose this dark underbelly of American politics. Dark Money doesn’t just shed light on the money that controls our elections and unduly influences our politicians, but offers a glimmer of hope for a possible, bipartisan way forward. Cautionary, as well as inspirational, Dark Money is every bit as gripping and relevant as All the President’s Men or The Post.

Director Biography

Kimberly Reed is an American filmmaker from Montana. She was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” Along with Dark Money (’17) she is known for her film Prodigal Sons (‘08), a work that screened at festivals worldwide and earned her an array of Jury Awards.



"A densely packed documentary that earnestly and obsessively addresses campaign finance reform, its history and vital importance." - Hollywood Reporter


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