Snowed in by a mega storm that closed down Haines, local author Heather Lende spent a morning with her husband watching Smokin’ Fish. Judging by her blog poste I think she liked it.
And here is an excerpt.
Smokin’ Fish is the story of a young, modern Tlingit guy (Cory) and his life and culture, told by him without pretense in a thoroughly fresh, funny, wise, and sweet way with some great supporting characters– especially Sally, her husband Val the Italian and a chatty little boy– but I don’t want to spoil it– It was so good, so perfectly of and about the essence of Haines and Klukwan and even Juneau that it woke me up like bright sunshine in the window. I think I smiled the whole time. Please watch it, order a copy, share it with friends, send it out as Christmas gifts. (They should have it at the Sheldon Museum, and the bookstore, so check there if you are in Haines, to shop locally first.) I didn’t even mind missing Morning Muscles. Watching Smokin’ Fish is great exercise for the Alaskan– or for that matter any– soul. Best yet, I realized that Cory is my neighbor. This old fishing cabin at the crossroads is his family place.