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On the surface, this is a somewhat unusual film about pet cemeteries and their owners. But then it grows much more complicated and bizarre, until in the end it is about such large issues as love, immorality, failure, and the dogged elusiveness of the American Dream.

Filmmaker Interviews

Errol Morris discusses the making of the documentary Gates of Heaven, a somewhat unusual film about pet cemeteries.

  • Updated on March 12, 2012

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Gates of Heaven

Premiere Date: August 30, 1988

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Filmmaker: Errol Morris


Errol Morris
Errol Morris

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— David Ansen, Newsweek

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