Blog: Posts From June, 2009

Fairbanks Screening a great Success!

Touching the Game, Alaska premiered in Fairbanks on Friday night at Pioneer Park!
Despite inclement weather, the turnout was superb and the film was incredibly well received. It was great to see it on a big screen and it looks beautiful! This showing was the first of several we have planned in conjunction with the teams.
Anchorage is the next target, and if we can work it out, we’re shooting for the last week/weekend in July, 1st of August. This would co-incide with the league’s Showcase weekend and would be a perfect time for screenings.
On a sad note, Henry “Red” Boucher, the founder of the Goldpanners (and eventually the league itself), died on Friday afternoon after a long fight against a variety of ailments. Red was a truly a pioneer in the legendary sense, and affected more lives than anyone will ever know. He was 88, and he will be greatly missed.
Links to a varitey of articles on both the film premiere and Red can be found on our Facebook and Twitter Pages or take a look at the Fairbanks News-Miner or the Alaska Daily news

And we’re selling alot of the 2 Film DVD Pre-order Packages on-line. Specials on all DVDs available now.

Pre-Order Touching the Game, Alaska Now!

The 2-Disc Touching the Game, Alaska DVD is scheduled to be released on 11/30/09, but we are now accepting pre-orders.  At a price of $19.95, the DVD will feature the full-length director’s cut of the film as well as plenty of extra features and unseen footage, and if you pre-order now you will receive free shipping upon the DVD release!  There will also be a discounted price if you order both our films: Touching The Game, Alaska and our 2004 release Touching the Game, The Story of the Cape Cod Baseball League.  To order, click here.

Second show added to Touching The Game, Alaska premiere!

An additional screening of Touching The Game, Alaska will be taking place Friday night at 9:00pm at Pioneer Park in Fairbanks.  The first showing will be at 7:00pm and will be preceded by a parade walk of baseball fans from Growden Park after the Goldpanners MSG weekend kickoff game.  If you can’t make that event, you now have a chance to see the new in-depth documentary on the Alaska Baseball League at 9:00pm for just $10.  Tickets will be available at the door.

Touching The Game, Alaska DVD Release News

The 2-Disc Touching the Game, Alaska DVD is scheduled to be released on 11/30/09, but we will be accepting pre-orders beginning on Saturday 6/20. At a price of $19.95, the DVD will feature the full-length director’s cut of the film as well as plenty of extra features and unseen footage, and if you pre-order now you will receive free shipping upon the DVD release!  There will also be a discounted price if you order both our films: Touching The Game, Alaska and our 2004 release Touching the Game, The Story of the Cape Cod Baseball League.   

Touching The Game, Alaska set to premiere in Fairbanks on Friday 6/19

It’s been years in the making, but on Friday 6/19, Touching The Game, Alaska will premiere in Fairbanks, AK as part of the Midnight Sun weekend festivities.  This years Midnight Sun Game is on Sunday 6/21, but the city of Fairbanks will celebrate the Summer Solstice all weekend long kicking off with the long-awaited documentary on the Alaska Baseball League.  The film will play at the Pioneer Park theater at 7:00pm. The Alaska Goldpanners of Fairbanks, the team that started it all, are selling ticket packages to the film on Friday, their 50 year celebration dinner on Saturday, and the Midnight Sun Game on Sunday.  Go to www.goldpanners.com for more details.  There are plans in the works for other Fairbanks screenings as well.  The Anchorage premiere will be in late July.  More details to follow.