Mike Glenn’s Movie Selected For Opening Screening

Thursday, July 25, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson

The Gwinnett Center International Film Festival announced it will be showing Mike “The Stinger” Glenn’s movie, Spirit of Love, as the special opening night screening on Friday for its weekend-long festival showing local and international films.

The movie will be shown at the Performing Arts Center and Convention Center at 8 p.m. on July 26 following the opening reception at 6:30.

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, though unable to attend, wrote a letter congratulating Glenn. Read it here.


Glenn, a former Hawk who made the movie based on his real-life basketball camps for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, will answer questions from 10-10:30 p.m. following the screening.

Here is the movie synopsis:

Retired NBA player Mike “Stinger” Glenn plays himself in this wonderful film inspired by his real life Basketball camps for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. In a unique casting, deaf & hard of hearing, and hearing actors work together and deliver a film which is authentic, charming, competitive, funny, and challenging.

Spirit of Love is a diverse coming of age story. A group of misfit teens arrive at the 33rd annual basketball camp, which is the first time girls will attend the camp. Some come with hoop dreams, while others are trying to survive tumultuous teenage angst.

Alexi arrives angry and at odds with his Dad Coach Phil, while Ford wants everyone to know he’s more than Deaf, and Maddie thinks everyone sees her as a freak. Not only do they learn life lessons through the game of basketball, they soon learn what it means to soar like Eagles, Win or Lose.

Spirit of Love will motivate, encourage, uplift and inspire all audiences.

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