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A Room Nearby

A meditation on loneliness and being alone by filmmaker Paul Fierlinger. As five culturally dissimilar people reflect on the process and unexpected revelations of loneliness, distinctive animation blends with their comments to pose a provocative question: Can loneliness make you happy?

Five people, pictured in animated sequences, describe their loneliness. Among them, data administrator Pamela Tang found connections with graffiti artists, and director Milos Forman felt lonely when his dog was missing.