The Smartest Guys in the Room... Really?

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Welcome to an exhibit that dive deep into one of the largest scandals in the United States’ history by using different theatrical aspects and  reviews from the 2005 documentary by Alex Gibney, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. The documentary takes a deep look into the Enron scandal in which lies and deceitful acts by executive members of the company cause for the largest corporate bankruptcy at the time. This film helped people to view, rather than just read about, this catastrophe in 2001 which is why the film had long lasting effects on many people.

The Enron documentary is not just another film that helps to inform the public of a dramatic event in our nation’s history, it is a film on justice. In viewing the Enron documentrary a person is able to watch what is actually happening while hearing what the criminals in the film are saying is happening. This is one of the many reasons that the documentary was so popular and thus this exhibit will go into details through articles, reviews, and movie stills that help to explain what the meanings of the film are.


Gordon L. Clark, Nigel Thrift, Adam Tickell, Karyn Ball, Linda McDowell, Pat Aufderheide, Donald Hedrick, Abhay Mehta, Ken Tucker, David Denby, Roger Ebert