September 13, 2005

Activity Knowledge

I recently re-watched Errol Morris' first film, Gates of Heaven. It's plainly awesome. The second half, which concerns a family-run pet cemetery in Napa Valley, is stronger than the first half. But it's a ton of fun all around, especially as a portrait of Northern California in the late 1970s.

Amazingly, Bubbling Well Memorial Park is still around and living large on the World Wide Web.

I wonder how many fans of the film end up going to the cemetary just to check it out. It's tantalizing close to home.

1 comment:

Natala said...

i'm going to have to check this movie out -- although i'm a bit nervous as my childhood pets (two of our dogs and a bunny rabbit) are buried at bubbling wells...