Luk’Luk’I: Stories of the Downtown Eastside

January 25, 2018

Reel Causes is thrilled to present an encore screening of the VIFF and TIFF festival favourite Luk’Luk’I.

A portrait of five Vancouverites living on society’s fringes during the 2010 Winter Olympics, Luk’Luk’I takes us into uncharted territory, falling somewhere between a fiction we need to see and a documentary we wish didn’t have to exist.

Don’t miss this chance to see stories of the Downtown Eastside told from within.

The Film


January 25, 2018
Doors: 7:00 PM, Show Time: 7:30 PM

Running time: 90 minutes

Luk’Luk’I  is the name for the swampy area known today as Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a microcosm split from within: at once what has been called the “World’s Most Liveable City,” at the same time as “Canada’s Poorest Postal Code.”

It’s February 28th 2010: the last day of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. At 12:15PM the puck drops for the Gold Medal game between Canada and the USA.

Over the course of one day, the film which reciprocally engages the real-life stories of five resident non-actors playing themselves under fictionally re-created scenarios, all taking place during the 2010 Gold Medal Men’s Hockey Game.

Luk’Luk’I is a story about the contemporary state of urban colonialism in Canada today as told through the dramatic prism of the Winter Olympics, the Downtown Eastside and the resilient, inspiring and powerful people who live there.

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The Cause

Portland Hotel Society

PHS Community Services Society strives to develop, maintain and promote affordable housing for adult individuals who are poorly served elsewhere in the community due to their physical health, mental health, behavioural issues, substance dependencies, forensic history, and for those who are homeless. All of our operations aim to foster a sense of community, encouraging members to accept and support one another while empowering them to determine their own course of recovery.

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Reel Causes’ AGM

Reel Causes’ Annual General Meeting will also take place on January 25th prior to the screening starting at 6:30 PM. We look forward to recapping with everyone our super successful year and our exciting plans for 2018. Members in good standing who attend the AGM can see the film for free!

Our mission: educating and inspiring our community through films about social global justice issues that affect us locally. Reel Causes is a Vancouver-based registered non-profit society.



About Reel Causes


Reel Causes partners with filmmakers and Canadian causes dedicated to addressing global social justice issues. We host film screenings followed by Q&A sessions to educate and inspire our community, providing a forum for authentic conversation around the issues that affect us locally.

Our screenings foster an environment for audience members to discuss causes freely with artists and organizations, with the goal of inspiring individuals to make a positive difference—in their own unique way. Our events are thought-provoking, inclusive and inspirational.

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Your $10 annual membership supports Reel Causes’ work — hosting film screenings and discussions on global social justice issues to inspire local action.

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Reel Causes’ AGM

January 25, 2018

Join us before Luk’Luk’I for our Annual General Meeting, which starts at 6:30 pm. Members in good standing attending this meeting get into the screening for free.

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