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...

  • A Brief History of Time

    Episode 3

    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...

  • The Fog of War

    Episode 4

    Directed by Errol Morris • 2003 • United States
    Starring Robert S. McNamara

    This Oscar-winning documentary is a twentieth-century fable, the story of an American dreamer who rose from humble origins to the heights of political power. Robert S. McNamara was both witness to and participant in many...