Gates of Heaven

Gates of Heaven

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 Gates of Heaven, a film that is about our relationships to our pets, each other, and ourselves. Both sincere and satirical, this is an endlessly surprising study of human nature.

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Gates of Heaven
  • Gates of Heaven

    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...

Extras

  • Errol Morris on GATES OF HEAVEN

    This interview with director Errol Morris was conducted in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in October 2014.

  • Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

    Directed by Les Blank • 1980 • United States

    As a result of a lost bet with his assistant, Errol Morris, director Werner Herzog must eat his own shoe.

  • Werner Herzog on GATES OF HEAVEN

    Presented here are brief comments by Werner Herzog praising Morris's GATES OF HEAVEN. They are excerpted from a seminar that took place at the 1980 Telluride Film Festival.