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Queen Mimi (2015)

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Forced onto the streets in her 50s, Marie found "home" at a Santa Monica laundromat. Taking shelter there for 20 years, Mimi's passion for pink, and living without looking back, has taken her from homelessness to Hollywood's red carpets.

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Yaniv Rokah

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Yaniv Rokah
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Cast

Credited cast:
Zach Galifianakis ... Himself
Renée Zellweger ... Herself
Yaniv Rokah ... Himself
Graham McTavish ... Himself
Marie 'Mimi' Haist Marie 'Mimi' Haist ... Herself - Mimi
Stan Fox Stan Fox ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amy Boatwright ... Herself
Rita Branch Rita Branch ... Herself
Richard Martini ... Himself
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When you feel like a queen, even a laundromat can be a palace. Marie "Mimi" Haist defied her adulterous husband and moved onto the streets in her 50s, living in parking lots and doorways until finding her "home" one stormy night between rows of washers in a Californian laundromat. Encouraged to stay by a more than generous laundry owner, Mimi's 'the past is the past' philosophy endeared her to regular fluff and fold clients and, after more than 20 years, Mimi has made some unlikely friends, ranging from local loves to Hollywood A-listers Zach Galifianakis and Renee Zellweger. Filmed over 5 years by barista/actor/director Yaniv Rokah while he worked at a cafe across the street, Queen Mimi is the story of an unlikely hero. Now 89, Mimi reminds us to never give in and never give up, and that if you ever find yourself in the gutter, to never stop looking at the stars. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA

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$80,000 (estimated)
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The poster for Queen Mimi was designed by one of the main graphic designers of WWE for the past 20 years. See more »

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Celebrate Life
written by Ralph Stevens & Deana Carter
performed by Deana Carter
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Always forward, never back.
18 October 2016 | by darlenkaSee all my reviews

I saw this whilst browsing for the evening's entertainment and immediately knew I wanted to know more about this lady. An 89 year old who loves pink? Are you kidding me? I just had to watch it! It turned out to be so much more as the story unfolded. A story about how an at times out of control life can unfold if one just adopts the right attitude. We can't always control the circumstances of life, but choosing the right attitude is the one thing and perhaps the most important thing we do have control over. Mimi has gotten to 89 years of age having lived a pretty hard life by most people's standards and the above is always worth being reminded of. Thank you Mimi for sharing your story and Yaniv for making it possible.I wish you both a long and happy life.


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