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.

Mrs Dalloway

Mrs Dalloway (1997)
Directed by: Marleen Gorris
Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone & Michael Kitchen
Wednesday, January 7, 12:20 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

London, summer 1923. Clarissa, MP Richard Dalloway's wife, sets out on a beautiful morning; she's shopping for flowers for her party that evening. At the same time Septimus Warren Smith, a young man who survived the battlefields of Europe, is suffering from a nightmarish delayed-onset form of shell-shock. Clarissa's nearly-grown daughter is distant, and preoccupied. In the course of one day, Peter, Clarissa's passionate old suitor, returns from India and is invited to her party; Settimus commits suicide; Clarissa relives a day in her youth (and her reasons for her choice of a life with the reliable Richard Dalloway)…

The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman (2013)
Directed by: Ralph Fiennes
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones & Kristin Scott Thomas
Wednesday, February 4, 12:20 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

In the 1850s, Ellen Ternan is a minimally talented actress who catches the eye of the hailed British author, Charles Dickens. Bored with his intellectually unstimulating wife, Dickens takes the educated Ellen as his mistress with the cooperation of her mother. What follows is a stormy relationship with this literary giant who provides her with a life few women of her time can enjoy. Yet, Ellen is equally revolted by Charles' emotional cruelty and determination to keep her secret. In that conflict, Ellen must judge her own role in her life and decide if the price she pays is bearable…

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
Directed by: Ben Stiller
Starring: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig & Jon Daly
Wednesday, March 4, 12:20 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

A manager at Life Magazine, Walter Mitty, has been there 16 years, going nowhere but from home to work and back every day. He's a daydreamer, disappearing into a world of of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. Walter has a crush on recently hired Cheryl Melhoff but is too shy to invite her on a date. The magazine is preparing to release its last printed edition. Walter has been the liaison between the magazine and the mysterious independent photographer who has sent a package of negatives and a wallet as a gift for his work. However the negative is missing. Walter has no means other to embark on a real-life journey…

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham & Mathieu Amalric
Wednesday, April 1, 12:20 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent…


Belle (2013)
Directed by: Amma Asante
Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Matthew Goode & Emily Watson
Wednesday, May 6, 12:20 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Captain. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England…

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot (2000)
Directed by: Stephen Daldry
Starring: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters & Jean Heywood
Wednesday, June 3, 12:20 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

County Durham, during the endless, violent 1984 strike against the Thatcher closure of British coal mines. Widower Jackie Elliot and his firstborn, fellow miner Tony, take a dim view of 11 year-old second son Billy's poor record in boxing class, which worsens when they discover he sneakily transferred to the neighboring, otherwise girls-only-attended ballet class. Only one schoolmate, closet-gay Michael Caffrey, encourages Billy's desire, aroused by the teacher, who judged him talented enough for private lesson, to train and try out for the world-renowned Royal Ballet audition. Only the prospect of a fancy career unimagined in the pauper quarter may twist pa and big brother's opposition to indispensable support…

Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
Directed by: John Madden
Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith & Bill Nighy
Wednesday, September 2, 12:20 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy — posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Sonny (Dev Patel) has dreams of expansion — The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel — and has his eye on a promising property. Trouble is he's it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead. Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship. Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets…


Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
Directed by: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Starring: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis & Edward Norton
Wednesday, October 7, 12:20 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Actor Riggan Thomson is most famous for his movie role from over twenty years ago of the comic book superhero "Birdman." His association with the role took over his life. Riggan Thomson is Birdman. Now the middle-age, actor is trying to establish himself as a true artist by writing, directing, starring in a Broadway play. He stakes his reputation and life savings on the project. He would do anything needed to make the play a success. But the night before opening night, Riggan Thomas must find a replacement for the integral supporting male role…

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything (2014)
Directed by: James Marsh
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones & Tom Prior
Wednesday, November 4, 12:20 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde, the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking, a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen's body collapsed and his academic renown soared, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives…


Boychoir (2014)
Directed by: François Girard
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Kevin McHale & Josh Lucas
Wednesday, December 2, 12:20 p.m.
Champlain Heights Community Centre (Upstairs Lounge)

Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who recognizes a unique talent in this young boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music…

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Created: January 2, 2015
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