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Saturday, August 30 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
GLENA

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Glena is a feature-length documentary film about Glena Avila - a single mother in her 30s - and her dream to become a professional mixed martial artist.  

Glena was living the American Dream: successful career, two happy children, long-term relationship, a beautiful family home. Then one day, with no background or training, she decided to give cage fighting a try.  And she was good…really good. But Glena's world begins to unravel: impending foreclosure, a painful custody dispute, a broken relationship with her teenage son. She puts it all on the line as she travels across the country to compete in a trilogy of epic matches.

​Glena is a real-life Rocky story, a one-in-a-million tale about a woman who risked it all for her shot at the big time.

TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/47226342

CAST & CREW
SUBJECT OF FILM: Glena Avila
DIRECTOR: Allan Luebke
PRODUCERS: Allan Luebke, Ashley Sherman, Josh Leake, Ryan Muak
COMPOSER: Peter Bosak

OPENING SHORTS:
ADVENTURE GALLEY - MAROONED by Martin Melnick
A satirical glimpse into a secret, Military rocket launch in the 1950's.

PUNCHES AND PEDICURES By Ash Brandon
Vietnamese immigrant, Victor, escaped a life of gang activity by relocating to the rural town of Defiance, Ohio. Now the owner of his own business, he aims to help troubled youth from making the same mistakes he once made. He does so by teaching the brutal yet disciplined sport of Mixed Martial Arts, in one of the most delicate of places.

 


Directors
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Allan Luebke

Allan is an Emmy-winning filmmaker from Portland, Oregon. He produced the web series ZetamanTV, the first-ever documentary about real-life superheroes, and has produced non-fiction entertainment programs for cable including Discovery International. Allan earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Oregon, where he won the 2006 National College Emmy Award for Best Short Documentary forBehind These Walls, a revealing... Read More →

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Glena Avilla

Glena Avila (born April 23, 1975) is an American mixed martial artist. She currently trains in Portland,Oregon. She has a record of 3 wins and 2 losses. Avila gained recognition after becoming the first women's champion in the history of the Full Contact Fighting Federation, an amateur mixed martial arts promotion in Portland, Oregon. After building a 6-0 amateur record and winning three titles in three weight divisions... Read More →


Saturday August 30, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Clinton St. 2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202

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