Screening - POV: Dark Money
WTTW, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Oak Park and River Forest, presents a community screening of the documentary Dark Money. A century ago, corrupt money swamped Montana’s government, but Montanans weren’t having it; they rose up to prohibit corporate campaign contributions. Today, in wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, Montana is once again fighting to preserve open and honest elections.
This political thriller examines one of the greatest threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. Travel to Montana – a front line in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide – to follow an intrepid local journalist, John S. Adams, who goes to extraordinary lengths to expose the real-life impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, at great personal sacrifice. This film uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold, and reveals what one man, and other everyday heroes, are doing to put a stop to it. Directed by Kimberly Reed.
This is a free event.