Queer Screens

 Auraeus Solito's 'The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros'

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LT1 - Queen's Building, Queen's Drive

12th February 2018 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Running time: (film) 100 min

Age: 15+

Screening of Auraeus Solito's 2005 film

Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)
Queens Building
University of Exeter
Queens Drive

An effeminate 12-year-old who dutifully plays mother to his criminal father and older siblings experiences a crisis of conscience after befriending an honest Manilla cop in the sophomore feature from director Auraeus Solito. A young innocent whose devotion to his family finds him taking the place of his own deceased mother, Maxi spends most of his days cooking and doing the household chores. In the evening hours, Maxi can often be found on the streets shopping and taking in a film at the local DVD stand with the many homeless children who seek a momentary escape from their bleak existence. When Maxi is rescued from a group of local thugs late one night by kindly rookie police officer Victor, his attraction to the kindhearted and trustworthy Victor soon finds him torn between the criminal behaviour of his family and his desire to follow a more honourable path in life.

Part of Queer Screens, a series of LGBTQ+ films programmed and introduced by Dr Joao Florencio (Art History and Visual Culture).

Free entry. No booking necessary.

Contact: j.florencio@exeter.ac.uk