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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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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

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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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Celebrate Life
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Queen Mimi delivers on just about every single level imaginable. A must see.
15 October 2016 | by ItsbrandoyoSee all my reviews

A couple of months ago I watched the trailer for a documentary by the name of Queen Mimi but never heard any more about it. As I was browsing through documentaries on Netflix, looking for something to watch, I saw it listed there. I'm not sure how or why these things sneak out but I was excited it was available and had to watch. I'm completely blown away by the entire thing. The film focuses on an elderly woman who lives in a laundromat on Montana Ave in Santa Monica, California. The entire community embraces and loves her and tries to take her under their wing. She's feisty, humorous and full of life. She'd rather spend her time dancing than contemplating her past. The director, Yaniv Rokah, did a fantastic job of getting to know Mimi and allowing us a front row seat to the experience. We learn about the troubled life she left behind and the celebrity friends she met along the way who ensured her future would not be faced with the same hardships she had to deal with in the past. I laughed, teared up and overall just felt such a complete sense of joy with a smile on my face. I'm sure I'll never have the opportunity to meet Mimi but I'm so glad I got to know her through this. What a wonderful lady.


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