"For decades, Mark Gil has been biting into apples threateningly, letting audiences know that our heroes will only fade against his gaze. In recent years, he’s become the face of quiet dignity in our films, playing men whose histories have driven them to retreat from the world, carrying their burdens in silence.
"And now, he’s going to be cooking your dinner.
"On Friday, April 24, legendary actor Mark Gil will be cooking a special menu that he designed at Mogwai Cinematheque. Gil, a well-known foodie and gastronomist, will be in the kitchen, preparing the dishes himself, based on his own favorite recipes. He will also be on hand that night for a special Q&A session follow a screening of Mike de Leon’s immortal Alpha Kappa Omega: Batch ’81.
"Leading up to the event, Mogwai will be screening two of Gil’s latest films. On Wednesday, April 22, Mogwai will play host to the original Cinemalaya cut of Rotonda, where Gil plays a disillusioned tabloid reporter who’s planning to commit suicide. On Thursday, come and see Alon, the Cinema One Original where Gil plays Fiel, a lonely man living in a remote seaside village who forms a relationship with a vacationing seventeen year-old girl.
"You’ve seen his films, now taste his food.
Screenings begin at 8pm. Mogwai Cinematheque is at Cubao Expo.