Passions and Obsessions

Benilde runs holiday films free this December

Screened every Wednesday, Series includes 1947 fantasy romance

The Rise of the Guardians (2012) by Peter Ramsey

A rich collection of award-winning and critically acclaimed international films on the true essence of Christmas is being screened for free on Wednesdays of December.

The meticulously-selected works utilize the power of fantasy to remind the audience of the importance of community-building and kindness regardless of differences.

The Rise of the Guardians (2012) by American illustrator, storyboard artist, screenwriter director and producer Peter Ramsey takes the spectators on an action-packed journey of Jack Frost together with Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and the Sandman in their mission to protect the innocence of children from the evil Pitch Black. It was on view December 7, 2022.

The Christmas Chronicles (2018) by Clay Kaytis

In The Christmas Chronicles (2018) by American animator and director Clay Kaytis, the attempt of siblings Katy and Teddy to capture the iconic Santa Claus on camera turns into an exhilarating quest to deliver all the children’s presents and recapture the holiday spirit. It will be screened December 14, 2022.

The Bishop’s Wife (1947) by Henry Koster

In fantasy-romance The Bishop’s Wife (1947), German-born filmmaker Henry Koster offers a reflection on the real meaning of the yuletide season as it follows the story of Henry Brougham, an Episcopal bishop fixated on raising funds for a new cathedral, accompanied by his long-suffering spouse Julia and the mysterious yet charismatic Dudley who claims to be an angel from heaven. It is slated on December 21, 2022.

Curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, the free and public online screenings will be conducted via Zoom every 12 noon on the scheduled dates.

To register, email [email protected]. For more information, visit the official Facebook page of MCAD (

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