Join us at the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for October’s Movies That Matter Monday’s Film: Dark Money

About the film:
In the wake of the Citizens United ruling, dark money floods elections nationwide, but Montanans are standing up to stop history from repeating itself in a struggle that has the potential to change the way elections happen across the U.S.

About the series:
WVIFF Underground Cinema Presents Movies That Matter Mondays – Each month, we will work with a community organization to show an issue-oriented and compelling film relating to their mission. 

About the Sponsor:
West Virginia Citizens for Clean Elections began in 2002 to support the Fair and Clean Elections concept for financing election campaigns.

The Fair and Clean Elections model is a completely voluntary system that provides full public financing to candidates who agree to limit spending and take no money from private interests. This constitutional alternative would reduce candidate reliance on special interest money and enable those who lack personal wealth or access to wealth contributors to run a competitive campaign.

What the Critics are Saying:
Set in Montana, the home state of the director, this Sundance-nominated film tells its story through the eyes of journalist John S. Adams, a former investigative reporter for the Great Falls Tribune. Full review

Michael O’Sullivan
Washington Post

A case study all too applicable to the nation at large in an era when moneyed interests seem to be trumping (ahem) citizens’ will and welfare on every front. Full review

Dennis Harvey
Variety

Kimberly Reed’s documentary Dark Money — by turns engaging, exasperating and confusing — sets out to shine a light on deep-pocketed, anonymous groups that have meddled in Montana elections. Full review

Manohla Dargis
The NYTimes

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