Directed by Errol Morris

Directed by Errol Morris

2 Seasons

Perhaps no filmmaker has shaped the art of contemporary documentary storytelling more than Errol Morris, a director-detective whose portraits of everyday oddballs and cultural icons alike are investigations into the human condition and the elusive nature of truth. Establishing his offbeat vision immediately with his first two documentaries GATES OF HEAVEN and VERNON, FLORIDA—wry and loving looks at all-American eccentricity—he went on to redefine the possibilities of nonfiction filmmaking (and free a man from death row) with THE THIN BLUE LINE, a gripping account of miscarried justice told with the verve of a film noir. Since then, Morris has continued to tackle stories both big (the Oscar-winning THE FOG OF WAR) and charmingly small (FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL), bringing the same idiosyncratic perspective and philosophical insight to whatever subject piques his ever-restless curiosity.

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Directed by Errol Morris
  • Gates of Heaven

    Episode 1

    Directed by Errol Morris • 1978 • United States

    Errol Morris burst out of the gate with this brilliant debut feature, about two pet cemeteries in Northern California and the people involved with them. Such a description, however, can hardly do justice to the captivating, funny, and enigmatic GAT...

  • Vernon, Florida

    Episode 2

    Directed by Errol Morris • 1981 • United States

    Vernon is a town in the Florida panhandle surrounded by swamps. Here, Errol Morris found the quietly fascinating subjects for the follow-up to his galvanizing debut, GATES OF HEAVEN. As ever humane yet sharply focused, Morris lets his camera subjec...

  • The Thin Blue Line

    Episode 3

    Directed by Errol Morris • 1988 • United States

    Among the most important documentaries ever made, THE THIN BLUE LINE, by Errol Morris, erases the border between art and activism. A work of meticulous journalism and gripping drama, it recounts the disturbing tale of Randall Dale Adams, a drifter ...

  • A Brief History of Time

    Episode 4

    Directed by Errol Morris • 1991 • United Kingdom, Japan, United States

    Errol Morris turns his camera on one of the most fascinating men in the world: the pioneering astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, afflicted by a debilitating motor neuron disease that has left him without a voice or the use of hi...