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Gates of Heaven
POV Season 1
Feature Film | 08/30/1988

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. Featured at major film festivals like New York, Cannes, and Berlin, Gates of Heaven was included in Roger Ebert’s all time 10 best list.

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Film Credits —

  • Errol Morris