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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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Credited cast:
... Herself
Rita Branch ... Herself
Stan Fox ... Himself
... Himself
Marie 'Mimi' Haist ... Herself - Mimi
Richard Martini ... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
... Herself


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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13 May 2016 (USA)  »

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$80,000 (estimated)
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Dance Party Not a Pity Party
16 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

You instantly fall in love with Mimi. No matter what you think at first from looking at her, the stigmas you may have; you just love her.

The more you watch, learning about her hardships, the more you just adore this woman. Her dancing... Her laughter. Every day a smile. Her pure sass and love of life.

You end up, wondering why you have been having a pity party in your own world, instead of a dance party like Queen Mimi.

She puts a lot into perspective. Great movie.

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