The film industry lost one of its screen legends with the recent passing of Lilia Cuntapay. Known for her numerous roles in several horror films, Cuntapay passed away on August 20 due to a spinal cord illness. This was weeks after the screen veteran appealed for aid to help fund some of her medical expenses.
To honor Cuntapay, Cinema One Originals and Cinema ’76 is scheduling four special fundraising screenings of the film “Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay.” To be held from Thursday August 25 thru Sunday August 28, following are the details of the screenings at Cinema ’76:
- Thursday, August 25 (8:00pm)
- Friday, August 26 (8:30pm)
- Saturday, August 27 (7:30pm)
- Sunday, August 28 (5:00pm)
On Thursday (August 25), the film’s director Antoinette Jadaone together with some cast members and crew of the film will be at the screening to pay tribute to their beloved leading lady. All proceeds of the benefit screening will go directly to Cuntapay’s family to help cover her funeral cost and consequent expenses.
“Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay” was a finalist at the 2011 Cinema One Originals. Cuntapay won her first and last Best Actress award for the said film.