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Director/Producer/Cinematographer: Kimberly Reed | Producer: Katy Chevigny | Editor/Cinematographer: Jay Arthur Sterrenberg | Composer: Miriam Cutler | Cinematographer: Eric Phillips-Horst | USA / 2018 / 98 min
About the Film
Montana has spent more than a century trying to keep its politics free of corporate influence. Everything changed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous Citizens United ruling in 2010, which classified campaign expenditures by corporations as free speech and allowed donors to remain undisclosed. As a result, unlimited, anonymous “dark money” began to flood elections as part of a wide-scale attempt to sway the electorate toward candidates more in line with corporate interests. But the citizens of Big Sky Country won’t allow democracy to be dismantled without putting up a fight.
Kimberly Reed’s work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, NPR, The Moth, and in Details Magazine. One of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,”she directed/produced Prodigal Sons, a “whiplash doc that heralds an exciting talent” (SF Weekly) which premiered at Telluride, landed on many Best of the Year lists, screened at more than 100 film festivals, and garnered 14 Audience and Jury awards, including the FIPRESCI Prize. Reed was recognized as one of OUT Magazine’s “Out 100,”and as Towleroad’s “Best LGBT Character of the Film Year.” She also produced/edited/wrote Paul Goodman Changed My Life and produced The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson.