Oscillare will be showing at Belgium’s Strangelove — A Queer Festival tomorrow, March 30th.
Oscillare — Clip
© Copyright 2012, Lauren Feiring
© Copyright 2012, USA
TRT: 9 Minutes
Writer/filmmaker Lauren Feiring debuted her short film Oscillare earlier this year at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. The experimental documentary, which got rave reviews from those attending the screening, follows Alyson Bowles who has been in the process of transitioning from male to female for the last fifteen years. We talked with Lauren about the inspiration for this gorgeous and stirring work on the eve of its next screening in San Francisco.
“Alyson and I grew up together in the Inland Empire. At home she was forbidden to be a woman, but on the weekends among friends, she could be Alyson. For years she oscillated between transitioning and suppressing her female identity. After I left the Inland Empire, Alyson’s journey remained a poignant symbol of resilience to me as well as a broader metaphor for our home. I see the Inland Empire as a physical manifestation of Alyson’s emotional landscape. The relentless commuter flux, the labyrinthine tracts of housing, and the fluctuating crime rate echo Alyson’s pendulous journey. Like Alyson, the burned out beauty of the place contradicts the waste from which it emerges. This film was made with the intent to serve as a prism for Alyson’s experience, while honoring her resilience.”
—Lauren Feiring, Director & Producer
Oscillare screening at the 2012 San Francisco Transgender Film Festival