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Sunrise Film Festival screening for River John Fire Hall fundraiser

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RIVER JOHN — The Sunrise Film Festival will be screening the comedy, The Only Game in Town, plus a short film at the River John Fire Hall as a fundraiser for the fire hall.

This screening will take place on July 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the door and there will also be a licensed bar.

The Only Game in Town is the story of Cormack Vertue, an autistic teenager with a unique ability: his super skill at the card game solitaire. This skill lands him on his school’s solitaire team, complicates his social life and sends him on a quest to establish who he really is and what he stands for.

The film, which was filmed entirely along the North Shore of Nova Scotia and featured many local residents, was a semi-finalist in the Sydney (Australia) Indie Film Festival in 2018 and a semi-finalist in the Comedy World Network International Film Festival in Las Vegas.

The film’s producer Stuart Cresswell said, “It is the first time the film will have been screened in Canada after being edited for film festivals and it’s great to be able to bring the film back to its home town.”

Cresswell will be available afterwards for book signings of The Only Film in Town, a book about the making of the film and published by Nimbus.