Sunday, July 28, 2013

Something Special Is Happening In Dayton

We don't know why, or how, but something special is happening in Dayton, Ohio.

Each week we check the reports from American Public Television to see where Alaska Far Away will be turning up on the airwaves, so we can promote it to our followers and let them know when they can watch it on their local station. Most stations show a film once during prime time, with a repeat showing in the wee small hours for the insomniacs and folks with nocturnal schedules.

So imagine our surprise when we saw that ThinkTV - the station based in Dayton, Ohio - is showing our film FOURTEEN TIMES in a two-week period.

Yes, FOURTEEN TIMES. Prime time. Day time. Early evening. Late night. A time for folks with every type of schedule.

So if you live in the greater Dayton area, there's simply no excuse for missing Alaska Far Away over the next couple of weeks. And we're sending a big thank you to ThinkTV for believing in our film enough to give it this kind of exposure.

UPDATE 8/12/2013: And the screenings keep coming on ThinkTV, in both the Dayton and Cincinnati areas. Check our latest email for this week's screenings, and stay tuned - more are coming up in September. Thank you, ThinkTV!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Midsummer Sale: Save on DVDs Through July 31

It has come to our attention that this week will mark the 100th broadcast of Alaska Far Away on public television stations since this season's broadcasts began in May. We're pretty excited about that, so we're celebrating with a sale!

Buy Alaska Far Away, Where the River Matanuska Flows, or BOTH films, for $5 less than our usual prices. These prices are only available through our own web site, through July 31st, so stock up now. 

What, you already have a copy of Alaska Far Away? Consider buying a copy to share with others who might enjoy it: your local school, library, retirement home, community center, or hospital. 

(By the way, changing our PayPal order forms for this sale just got too confusing, so go ahead and pay as usual, and we'll rebate the $5 to you when we process your order.)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

More Broadcasts, and Midsummer Savings

Happy Fourth of July! 

Independence Day in the Matanuska Colony
If you've seen Alaska Far Away, you may remember a happy scene where the colonists are celebrating their first Independence Day in their new home of Alaska. Marvelous archival footage shows the colonists playing baseball, and enjoying a traditional all-American picnic complete with music and speeches. But the most memorable scene shows a long line of colonists shooting off rockets into the not-quite-dark midsummer Alaska sky.

Midsummer Savings
We are celebrating midsummer by offering a special deal on all orders placed on this web site through July 18: Order a DVD and you'll get a $5 rebate. Click here to take advantage of these savings.

July Broadcasts
Meanwhile, Alaska Far Away continues its tour of public television stations around the country. Broadcasts for July include:

WVPT - Harrisonburg, Virginia
Sunday, July 7 at 4:30 p.m.

KEET - Eureka, California
Sunday, July 7 at 11:30 a.m.

WNMU - Marquette, Michigan
Monday, July 8 at 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 9 at 2:00 p.m.

KUAC - Fairbanks, Alaska
Tuesday, July 16 at 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17 at 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.