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January 9, 2018
Montana documentary Dark Money featured at Sundance
A film exploring Montana’s modern and historic battles against anonymous corporate campaign contributions will be featured at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
After the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizen United ruling struck down as unconstitutional a federal law prohibiting corporations and unions from making expenditures relating to federal elections, Montana’s top court ruled that the state could still limit corporate contributions and cited the state’s early history of election buying – arguments the U.S. Supreme Court rejected.
From the Sundance website: Dark Money / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Kimberly Reed, Producer: Katy Chevigny) — “Dark money” contributions, made possible by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, flood modern American elections – but Montana is showing Washington D.C. how to solve the problem of unlimited anonymous money in politics.
Among those interviewed for the documentary is Montana Free Press Editor/Founder John S. Adams. More information about the Montana Free Press can be found at: www.montanafreepress.org