Next Door

1990, Pete Doctor, US, 3 min.

An over-imaginative young girl drives her middle-aged neighbor crazy with her noisy adventures, until a shared enthusiasm brings them together. Directed by two-time Oscar-winner Pete Doctor when he was a student at Cal Arts, "Next Door" - which presages the director's future work with its striking design and highly imaginative visuals - is a wonderful evocation of the power of imagination and the possibility of finding common ground.