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.

The Bucket List

The Bucket List (2007)
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman & Sean Hayes
Wednesday, January 8, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers have nothing in common except for their terminal illnesses. While sharing a hospital room together, they decide to leave it and do all the things they have ever wanted to do before they die according to their bucket list. In the process, both of them heal each other, become unlikely friends, and ultimately find joy in life…


Lincoln (2012)
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field & David Strathairn
Wednesday, February 5, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

As the American Civil War winds toward conclusion, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln endeavors to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. However, his task is a race against time. Peace may come at any time, and if it comes before the amendment is passed, the returning southern states will stop it before it can become law. Lincoln must, by almost any means possible, obtain enough votes from Congress before peace arrives. Lincoln is torn. Early peace would save thousands of lives. As the nation confronts its conscience over the freedom of its entire population, Lincoln faces his own crisis of conscience — end slavery or end the war.…

Still Mine

Still Mine (2012)
Directed by: Michael McGowan
Starring: James Cromwell, Ronan Rees & Geneviève Bujold
Wednesday, March 5, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Craig Morrison, farmer in rural St. Martins, New Brunswick, is used to doing things for himself. With the help of his wife, Irene, he has kept their farm going using traditional methods. But changing times and regulations mean that the elderly couple are no longer able to make a living from their small coastal farm. Irene has begun to show signs of early dementia. Their two children want more standard care provided for their mother. Craig, the son of a master shipbuilder, decides he will mill lumber from trees on their property and build a small one-storey house on their property where the couple can live more easily than in the big old farmhouse. With only a design in his mind, Craig is more than able to complete his project to centuries-old standards. But in doing so, he runs into one regulatory roadblock after another as he continues his building project without the required permits…

The Kings of Summer

The Kings of Summer (2013)
Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Starring: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso & Moises Arias
Wednesday, April 2, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, and a strange kid named Biaggio. He announces that they are going to build a house there, free from responsibility and parents. Once their makeshift abode is finished, the three young men find themselves masters of their own destiny, alone in the woods…

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris (2011)
Directed by: Woody Allen
Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams & Kathy Bates
Wednesday, May 7, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Gil and Inez travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents' business trip. Gil is a successful Hollywood writer but is struggling on his first novel. He falls in love with the city and thinks they should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920s was the golden age. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing. Gil's daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he's about to marry…

Family Weekend

Family Weekend (2013)
Directed by: Benjamin Epps
Starring: Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Modine & Olesya Rulin
Wednesday, June 4, 1:30 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Sixteen-year-old Emily Smith-Dungy becomes fed-up with her self-absorbed family's lack of attention and affection and decides to take matters into her own hands. She slips her mother's sleeping pills into her parents' drinks and takes them hostage. Emily gets her 17-year-old brother Jackson to "document" what happens using his camcorder, and incorporates her child film-star obsessed 9-year-old sister Lucinda into the plot by telling her she has been cast in her brother's movie. Her mother's sharp tongue and father's instant case of Stockholm Syndrome battle against Emily's "intervention" goals. Emily's plan spirals out of control…


Philomena (2013)
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan & Sophie Kennedy Clark
Monday, September 8, 12:20 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

When former journalist Martin Sixsmith is dismissed from the Labour Party in disgrace, he is at a loss as to what do. That changes when a young Irish woman approaches him about a story of her mother, Philomena, who had her son taken away when she was a teenage inmate of a Catholic convent. Martin arranges a magazine assignment about her search for him that eventually leads to America. Along the way, Martin and Philomena discover as much about each other as about her son's fate. Furthermore, both find their basic beliefs challenged…


Quartet (2012)
Directed by: Dustin Hoffman
Starring: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon & Billy Connolly
Monday, October 6, 12:20 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred are in a home for retired musicians. Every year, on October 10, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday and they take part. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva, but she refuses to sing. Still, the show must go on…


Argo (2012)
Directed by: Ben Affleck
Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston & John Goodman
Monday, November 3, 12:20 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

In 1979, the American embassy in Iran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries and several Americans were taken hostage. However, six managed to escape to the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador and the CIA was ordered to get them out of the country. With few options, exfiltration expert Tony Mendez devised a daring plan: create a phony Canadian film project looking to shoot in Iran and smuggle the Americans out as its production crew. With the help of some trusted Hollywood contacts, Mendez created the ruse and proceeded to Iran as its associate producer. However, time was running out with the Iranian security forces closing in on the truth while both his charges and the White House had grave doubts about the operation themselves…

Chariots of Fire

Chariots of Fire (1981)
Directed by: Hugh Hudson
Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson & Nicholas Farrell
Monday, December 1, 12:20 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively…

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Created: February 13, 2014
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