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Thursday, Apr 28, 2005, 12:29 pm

Special Chicago Screening - Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

By Tracy Van Slyke
Magnolia Pictures is proud to announce an exclusive engagement of the riveting new documentary ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark, Chicago) & Renaissance Place Cinema (1850 Second Street, Highland Park) opening Friday, April 29th.

Based on the book by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, director Alex Gibney (writer and co-producer of The Trials of Henry Kissinger) presents the inside story of one of the greatest business scandals in history, when top executives of Enron, America's seventh largest company, walked away with over one billion dollars while investors and employees lost everything. Inside accounts and controversial tapes show the unimaginable personal excesses of the Enron hierarchy and the moral vacuum that posed as corporate philosophy—and how their actions may shape our economy for years to come.

Read an exclusive first-person essay by writer/director Alex Gibney.

Enter for a chance to win a copy of the book THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM: THE AMAZING RISE AND SCANDALOUS FALL OF ENRON, courtesy of Magnolia Pictures! To enter, send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by May 6th. Please type ENRON in the email subject line. 5 winners will be chosen at random and notified by e-mail. Prizes are held at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema for 60 days.

Group Sales tickets are now available for ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM! Purchase tickets at the theatre box office or call for more information (Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema: 773-248-7759, Landmark’s Renaissance Place Cinema: 847-432-7914). NOTE: Group sale tickets may not be purchased on-line and are only valid for ENRON.

Tracy Van Slyke, a former publisher of In These Times, is the project director for The Media Consortium.

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