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

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.

Cast

Credits

DirectorErrol Morris
Produced byErrol Morris
Director of photographyNed Burgess
Production managerRudd Simmons
Gaffer/GripJohn Thomas
Production assistantsAlison Hickey and Barry Mazor
EditorBrad Fuller
Production soundMaria Heritier
Sound rerecordingMel Zelniker
Assistant editorRobin Katz
Negative cutterNoëlle Penraat
Coordinating producerKathy Kline
Executive producerDavid Loxton
Special thanksNew Mexico Department of Development and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Martin

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Gates of Heaven and Vernon, Florida: Bullshitting a Bullshitter

By Eric Hynes March 24, 2015

Words—they conceal and reveal so much about us, as Errol Morris’s elusive and brilliant first films attest. Read more »

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Gates of Heaven and Vernon, Florida: Bullshitting a Bullshitter

By Eric Hynes March 24, 2015

Words—they conceal and reveal so much about us, as Errol Morris’s elusive and brilliant first films attest. Read more »

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