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It's Always Late for Freedom + the Last Days of Winter

02/24/18 | 8:30 PM

Anthology Film Archives

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24-02-2018 12:00:00 24-02-2018 12:00:00 America/New_York It's Always Late for Freedom + the Last Days of Winter | 8:30 PM IT'S ALWAYS LATE FOR FREEDOM / HAMISHE BARAYE AZADI DIR AST (2007, 52 min, digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.) IT'S ALWAYS LATE FOR FREEDOM is the first film in Oskouei's trilogy about teenagers and prison. As always, Oskouei excels at developing a rare level of trust with his subjects, who seem completely natural as they discuss profoundly difficult subjects. The film includes images of 12-year-old boys writhing in agony as they suffer through crack withdrawal. Less concerned with the root social causes of his subjects' social problems than in the subsequent two films in the trilogy, Oskouei here carefully avoids demonizing prison or the people who work there. His ability to frame teenagers in revealing ways is striking, particularly given the limited space with which he had to work. & THE LAST DAYS OF WINTER / AKHARIN ROUZHAYE ZEMESTAN (2011, 52 min, digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.) The second part of Oskouei's trilogy, THE LAST DAYS OF WINTER depicts a group of shockingly young boys, all apparently drug addicts who wound up in trouble for stealing to support their habits. The film includes elements of cinema vérité, but the camerawork is closer to neo-realism, and Oskouei calls frequent attention to his own presence: although he never appears on-camera, his voice is heard throughout. He manages to achieve a rare degree of intimacy with his subjects, as they talk to the camera about deeply personal ideas, and when he goes outside with them, he has a knack for picking just the right locations in which to film them. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=279979 Anthology Film Archives Anthology Film Archives

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IT'S ALWAYS LATE FOR FREEDOM / HAMISHE BARAYE AZADI DIR AST (2007, 52 min, digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.) IT'S ALWAYS LATE FOR FREEDOM is the first film in Oskouei's trilogy about teenagers and prison. As always, Oskouei excels at developing a rare level of trust with his subjects, who seem completely natural as they discuss profoundly difficult subjects. The film includes images of 12-year-old boys writhing in agony as they suffer through crack withdrawal. Less concerned with the root social causes of his subjects' social problems than in the subsequent two films in the trilogy, Oskouei here carefully avoids demonizing prison or the people who work there. His ability to frame teenagers in revealing ways is striking, particularly given the limited space with which he had to work. & THE LAST DAYS OF WINTER / AKHARIN ROUZHAYE ZEMESTAN (2011, 52 min, digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.) The second part of Oskouei's trilogy, THE LAST DAYS OF WINTER depicts a group of shockingly young boys, all apparently drug addicts who wound up in trouble for stealing to support their habits. The film includes elements of cinema vérité, but the camerawork is closer to neo-realism, and Oskouei calls frequent attention to his own presence: although he never appears on-camera, his voice is heard throughout. He manages to achieve a rare degree of intimacy with his subjects, as they talk to the camera about deeply personal ideas, and when he goes outside with them, he has a knack for picking just the right locations in which to film them.

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