By Paul Schmitt
A Door County native is featured extensively in a new documentary film that was released earlier this year. John Adams, founder and editor of the Montana Free Press, is featured in “Dark Money” a documentary about the impact of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that essentially opened the door for anonymous political spending on elections by big corporations. Adams, 39, says his investigative reporting on dark money spending during primaries where challengers were being backed by big money groups is prominently shown in the film. He shares how he connected with the movie’s director Kimberly Reed to star in the documentary.
“Dark Money” premiered at the Sundance Festival in March and will be in select theaters this summer. It will be also shown on Public Television this fall, according to Adams. You can watch the movie trailer of “Dark Money” below.