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962 Ratings

Gates of Heaven

Directed by Errol Morris
United States, 1978


Gates of Heaven is the story of two California pet cemeteries transformed into an eccentric portrait of the American dream.

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Gates of Heaven Directed by Errol Morris
Morris isn’t just ruminating on the idea of death, but on what humans choose to do with the dead, which depends largely on aesthetics, an element that connects directly to the director’s unwavering fascination with how matters of memory, geography, and belief are presented visually.
April 01, 2015
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At once off the cuff and heavily aestheticized, Gates Of Heaven looks like nothing that had ever been made.
March 25, 2015
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Gates of Heaven is arguably the masterpiece of Americanarama, made nearly a decade before the trend coalesced. Certainly, for bottomline defamiliarizing weirdness, no film has ever surpassed this documentary account of two California pet cemeteries.
June 30, 1987
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