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This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr (more…)

Premiered: July 5, 1988

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Season 1, Episode 9 The Gates of Heaven

First Aired: August 30, 1988

"Gates of Heaven" begins as a study of a pet cemetery, but evolves into a larger exploration of American ideology, family, mortality and spirituality. Directed by Errol Morris; filmed in Los Altos and Napa, Cal.