Longest Game, The Directed
Camille Thoman USA / 2013 / 70 minutes World Premiere
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Meet Hal (87), Charlie (87), Maurie (87). Three of a group of elderly gentlemen who gather every day at 1pm in the village of Dorset, Vermont to play a game called paddle tennis. The Longest Game explores the men's stories, their friendships, the secret to their vibrancy and humor.
Using the one o'clock players as its anchor, the film takes on the fleeting game of life that is played in the face of inevitable mortality. Poignant and funny, The Longest Game shines a light on the fears, dreams and stories that connect us all.
Camille Thoman's recently completed feature documentary The Longest Game is being distributed by Udy Epstein/7th Art Releasing (The Long Way Home, The Swell Season). Her last short film, Falling Objects, starred Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Oscar winner Timothy Hutton, Emmy,Tony & Golden Globe nominee Mireille Enos (The Killing, World War Z) and Kevin Rahm (Mad Men). Her one-woman performance pieces, Numb ("a stunning example of physical expression" --Edinburgh Evening News) and Numb B ("this work commands respect" --Oxford Times), toured the UK and ran at The Young Vic and BAC in London among other premiere venues. Numb was nominated for a Total Theatre Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was broadcast on the BBC. She has edited television pieces for the BBC, Bravo, TLC, VH1, Oxygen, Discovery and IFC among others. Camille received her BA from the University of Bristol in the UK.
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