The 41st Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival: GLENA w/ director Allan Luebke and star Glena Avila in attendance!

Glena 4

“Glena Avila is a single mother from The Dalles who decided in her 30s to pursue a career as a mixed martial-arts fighter. Devoting herself to a grueling training regimen that puts her relationship with her boyfriend and her children at risk, and fending off a custody battle with her ex-husband and the foreclosure of her home, this 5-foot-4-inch, 115-pound dynamo never gives up in her quest for cage-match glory. Sounds like an inspirational, even sappy, Hollywood script treatment, right? Wrong. Luebke filmed Avila for more than a year and then spent three years editing the footage into this astonishing real-life saga of grit, tears, and vicious competitive combat.” —The Oregonian. (84 mins.)

GLENA screens Saturday, November 15 at 1pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of the 41st Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival.
Tickets are available online or at the door.

Our thanks to Festival sponsors and supporters: LAIKA, Pro Photo Supply, Oregon Arts Commission, The Portland Mercury, Regional Arts & Culture Council, The Jackson Foundation, McMenamins, North By Northwest, Potboiler Story Company, Chipotle Mexican Grill, KIND Healthy Snacks, Mission Control, Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television, Metro, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Koerner Camera Systems, and Funnelbox Production Studios.

Purchase tickets in advance and SAVE!!!  Advance tickets available exclusively from Mercury Tickets here:
Official NWFest41 microsite:

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: