Southeast Vancouver Seniors' Arts and Cultural Society

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Southeast Vancouver Seniors' Arts & Cultural Society is a group of dedicated individuals working to have a seniors' centre built in southeast Vancouver. The centre would house various arts and cultural activities for seniors, serving as a meeting and gathering place for older adults of all ethnic backgrounds. There is currently no seniors' centre in all of Southeast Van!

One of the ways we promote arts and culture for seniors is by holding events, such as the 2008 Gala of International Music & Dance.

Join us every month for our FREE Feature Movie!

SVSACS also promotes arts and culture for seniors by helping organize bus trips to local attractions and hosting monthly coffee houses featuring free movies.

On the 1st Wednesday of each month, join us for a free movie! Make new friends over an afternoon of film with coffee, tea, nibbles and — most importantly — Good Company! Bring your friends.

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Directed by: Ang Lee
Starring: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet & James Fleet
Friday, January 19, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

When Mr. Dashwood dies, he must leave the bulk of his estate to the son by his first marriage, which leaves his second wife and three daughters (Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret) in straitened circumstances. They are taken in by a kindly cousin, but their lack of fortune affects the marriageability of both practical Elinor and romantic Marianne. When Elinor forms an attachment for the wealthy Edward Ferrars, his family disapproves and separates them. And though Mrs. Jennings tries to match the worthy (and rich) Colonel Brandon to her, Marianne finds the dashing and fiery Willoughby more to her taste. Both relationships are sorely tried. But this is a romance, and through the hardships and heartbreak, true love and a happy ending will find their way for both the sister who is all sense and the one who is all sensibility…

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
Directed by: Joel Zwick
Starring: Nia Vardalos, John Corbett & Michael Constantine
Friday, February 17, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Toula Portokalos is 30, Greek, and works in her family's restaurant, Dancing Zorba's, in Chicago. All her father Gus wants is for her to get married to a nice Greek boy. But Toula is looking for more in life. Her mother convinces Gus to let her take some computer classes at college (making him think it's his idea). With those classes under her belt, she then takes over her aunt's travel agency (again making her father think it's his idea). She meets Ian Miller, a high school English teacher, WASP, and dreamboat she had made a fool of herself over at the restaurant; they date secretly for a while before her family finds out. Her father is livid over her dating a non-Greek. He has to learn to accept Ian; Ian has to learn to accept Toula's huge family, and Toula has to learn to accept herself…

Gosford Park

Gosford Park (2001)
Directed by: Robert Altman
Starring: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe & Michael Gambon
Friday, March 16, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Set in the 1930s the story takes place in an old-fashioned English country house where a family has invited many of their friends up for a weekend shooting party. The story centers around the McCordle family, particularly the man of the house, William McCordle. Getting on in years William has become benefactor to many of his relatives and friends. As the weekend goes on and secrets are revealed, it seems everyone, above stairs and below, wants a piece of William and his money, but how far will they go to get it?…

The Help

The Help (2011)
Directed by: Tate Taylor
Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer
Friday, April 20, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Set in Mississippi during the 1960s, Skeeter (Stone) is a southern society girl who returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives — and a Mississippi town — upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen (Davis), Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up — to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community. Despite Skeeter's life-long friendships hanging in the balance, she and Aibileen continue their collaboration and soon more women come forward to tell their stories — and as it turns out, they have a lot to say. Along the way, unlikely friendships are forged and a new sisterhood emerges, but not before everyone in town has a thing or two to say themselves when they become unwittingly — and unwillingly — caught up in the changing times…


Emma (1996)
Directed by: Douglas McGrath
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo & Greta Scacchi
Friday, May 18, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Emma Woodhouse is a congenial young lady who delights in meddling in other people's affairs. She is perpetually trying to unite men and women who are utterly wrong for each other. Despite her interest in romance, Emma is clueless about her own feelings, and her relationship with gentle Mr. Knightly…

Marley and Me

Marley & Me (2008)
Directed by: David Frankel
Starring: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston & Eric Dane
Friday, June 16, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

After their wedding, newspaper writers John and Jennifer Grogan move to Florida. In an attempt to stall Jennifer's "biological clock", John gives her a puppy. While the puppy Marley grows into a 100 pound dog, he loses none of his puppy energy or rambunctiousness. Meanwhile, Marley gains no self-discipline. Marley's antics give John rich material for his newspaper column. As the Grogans mature and have children of their own, Marley continues to test everyone's patience by acting like the world's most impulsive dog…

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
Directed by: John Madden
Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy & Maggie Smith
Wednesday, September 5, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

A group of British retirees decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. The Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways#133;

The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady (2011)
Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
Starring: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent & Richard E. Grant
Wednesday, October 3, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Elderly and a virtual prisoner in her own home due to her concerned staff and daughter Carol, Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first woman prime minister, looks back on her life as she clears out her late husband Denis's clothes for the Oxfam shop. Denis is seen as being her rock as she first enters parliament and then runs for the leadership of the Conservative Party, culminating in her eventual premiereship. Now his ghost joins her to comment on her successes and failures, sometimes to her annoyance, generally to her comfort until ultimately, as the clothes are sent to the charity shop, Denis departs from Margret's life forever…

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt & Amr Waked
Wednesday, November 7, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

A visionary sheik believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people, and he dreams of bringing the sport to the not so fish-friendly desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, an extraordinary feat that will require the involvement of Britain's leading fisheries expert who happens to think the project both absurd and unachievable. That is, until the Prime Minister's overzealous press secretary latches on to it as a 'good will' story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible…

About a Boy

About a Boy (2002)
Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Starring: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult & Toni Collette
Wednesday, December 5, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Twelve-year-old Marcus Brewer lives with his chronically depressed single mother, Fiona Brewer. Both Fiona and Marcus beat to their own respective drummers. Marcus will do whatever he can to make his depressed mother happy, even if it causes himself grief. As such, he realizes that he is perceived as different than most kids, as even the self-professed weird kids don't want to hang out with him as he is the target of bullying. Part of the taunts against him are the fact that he sings and speaks to himself without even realizing that he is doing it. Meanwhile, thirty-eight year old Will Freeman is a slacker who has lived comfortably off the royalties of a song written by his deceased father, and as such has never had to work a day in his life. He is a solitary man who places himself as the first and only priority in life. He comes across the idea that dating single moms meets his selfish carnal needs…

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Created: January 9, 2012
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