{SCREENING} Gates of Heaven on 13/12/2018

 DECEMBER: A Tribute to Errol Morris 

Exile Room invites you to rediscover the two emblematic first films that kickstarted the fascinating career of award-winning documentarist Errol Morris, possibly the most important non-fiction filmmaker in America today.

 Gates of Heaven (1978) 

Thursday 13/12 at 21:00 @ Exile Room

Director: Errol Morris / Country: USA / Duration: 85’

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. When the San Francisco location is forced to shut down, the remains of the 450 animals buried there are moved to neighbouring Napa. This seemingly inconsequential development gave rise to Morris’ stunning debut, the captivating, funny, and enigmatic “Gates of Heaven”, a film that is about our relationships to our pets, each other, and ourselves. The filmmaker documents a series of confessional interviews by pet owners that talk about their dearly departed, treading the fine line between outright satire and utter respect to his eccentric subjects. Whatever way you choose to interpret it, this is an endlessly surprising study of human nature, love, loss and the funeral industry.

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