Errol Morris

Vernon, Florida

Vernon, Florida

Vernon is a town in the Florida panhandle surrounded by swamps. Here, Errol Morris found the quietly fascinating subjects for the follow-up to his galvanizing debut, Gates of Heaven. As ever humane yet sharply focused, Morris lets his camera subjects pontificate and perambulate the environs of this seemingly unremarkable little community. The result is a strangely philosophical work that cemented its director’ standing as an important figure in American film.

Film Info

  • Errol Morris
  • United States
  • 1981
  • 56 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English
  • Spine #752

Available In

Collector's Set

Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida

Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida

Blu-Ray Box Set

1 Disc

$31.96

Collector's Set

Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida

Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida

DVD Box Set

2 Discs

$23.96

Vernon, Florida
Credits
Director
Errol Morris
Produced by
Errol Morris
Director of photography
Ned Burgess
Production manager
Rudd Simmons
Gaffer/Grip
John Thomas
Production assistants
Alison Hickey
Production assistants
Barry Mazor
Editor
Brad Fuller
Production sound
Maria Heritier
Sound rerecording
Mel Zelniker
Assistant editor
Robin Katz
Negative cutter
Noëlle Penraat
Coordinating producer
Kathy Kline
Executive producer
David Loxton
Special thanks
New Mexico Department of Development
Special thanks
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Martin

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