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The Longest Game

Human Nature, Sports & Competition
Camille Thoman
70 minutes


World Premiere Woodstock Film Festival

WINNER Best Doc Gasparilla Int'l Film Festival

WINNER Best Doc Grand Rapids Film Festival

WINNER Best Doc Sunscreen Film Festival

WINNER Jury Prize Doc Feature Woods Hole Film Festival

"'The Longest Game' is just as spry and eager to tease as its subjects" - The Moveable Fest

"Lovingly handcrafted…Getting old never felt so good." - Lauren Wissot, Filmmaker Magazine

"So distinctive... [Director Camille] Thoman's instinctual approach to her subjects deviates from well-trodden narrative...into something far more probing about the slippery nature of memory, the connections we make that are truly important and an appreciation of the little things that continue to make life worth living” - Stephen Saito, The Moveable Fest

“Uncovers ageless answers of who we are, and why.” – Steve Persall, Tampa Bay Times

“Absolutely delightful.” – WAMC Radio



Meet Hal, Charlie, and Maurie, three of a group of "elderly gentlemen" who for years have been gathering every day at 1 p.m. in the village of Dorset, Vermont to play a game called Paddle Tennis. THE LONGEST GAME explores the menʼs lives, friendship and the secret to their vibrancy at 87. Poignant, funny and surprising, THE LONGEST GAME takes on the fleeting 'game' of life that is played by us all in the face of inevitable mortality.



Camille Thoman

Camille’s upcoming thriller YOU WERE NEVER HERE, which she wrote and will direct, also explores themes of change & flux. YOU WERE NEVER HERE is being produced by Before The Door Pictures (ALL IS LOST, MARGIN CALL), Cassian Elwes & Rob Barnum. Camille’s last short film, FALLING OBJECTS, starred Tony nominee/Golden Globe/Emmy nominee Mireille Enos (THE KILLING, WORLD WAR Z), Oscar winner Melissa Leo and Oscar winner Timothy Hutton. Her solo performance art pieces, NUMB and NUMB B. have toured the UK and ran at The Young Vic and The BAC in London. NUMB was nominated for a Total Theatre Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was broadcast on the BBC. Camille received her BA from the University of Bristol in the UK.


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