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Cinema of the Dam’d presents: GATES OF HEAVEN and PET SEMATARY

  • MixTree 301 Overtoom Amsterdam, NH, 1054 HW Netherlands (map)


Errol Morris’ strange and fascinating debut documentary focuses on a handful of entrepreneurs in Northern California’s then burgeoning business of pet cemeteries. Known for his ability to find the sublime in the most mundane places, Morris uncovers the strange passions that motivate people to memorialize their furry family members. Through introspective and surprisingly philosophical interviews with his oddball subjects, and an eye for absurd detail, Morris paints a hilarious and deeply felt portrait of American eccentricity. Named one of the ten best movies of all time by Roger Ebert.

Directed by Errol Morris, 1978, USA, 85 minutes.
High definition screening in English with English subtitles.


After landing a new job, young doctor Louis uproots his family from Chicago to rural Maine. He soon discovers that his new house is precariously poised between a busy highway and a spooky pet cemetery with the power to bring back the dead. When tragedy strikes, Louis’ love for his family leads him to unleash a supernatural terror. Mary Lambert’s adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel combines creepy chills with campy thrills, and features the most malevolent performance by a cat in cinema history. A perfectly hellish companion to Gates of Heaven.

Directed by Mary Lambert, 1989, USA, 103 minutes.
High definition screening in English with English subtitles.