2007, Philippines, 100 minutes
Director Auraeus Solito
Monday 29th June, 8pm, The Hive
Absolutely nothing to do with Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival, however The Shrewsbury Film Society are screening the Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros on 29th June. We screened it during our second festival back in 2007.
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros tells the story of Maxi (Nathan Lopez) a gay, pre-teen growing up in the slums of Manila, who is deeply loyal to his family of petty thieves. His world revolves around his father and two brothers, who love and protect him in return for Maxi s devotion to completing domestic chores and covering their tracks when they commit crimes. When Maxi meets Victor (JR Valentin) a well-meaning, handsome policeman, the two become fast friends and Maxi begins to learn that he can have a better life, which soon incurs the ire and disapproval of Maxi s family.
Interested in joining the Shrewsbury Film Society? £5 per film, membership can be purchased at £36 for the full season (16 films). Doors open from 7:30pm, with films showing at 8pm.