Defying an adulterous husband at age 55, Marie “Mimi” Haist sought a better life, and ended up on the streets of Los Angeles. At age 70 Mimi found her way to a Santa Monica Laundromat where she has lived for 18 years. 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.
Queen Mimi screens with the short film The Champion. We’ve got two pairs of tickets for the afternoon of Saturday, June 13th to be won.
To have a chance of winning them, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Queen Mimi” that contains your full name.
From all entries we’ll randomly select two winners for a pair of tickets (worth $12 per ticket.) Deadline to enter is Friday, June 12th at 11:59am PST. Winners will be notified by e-mail on Friday afternoon and tickets will be held at Will Call. You must be a California resident and 18 years or older to participate. Employees of KQED are not eligible to enter.
‘SFDocfest: Queen Mimi,’ Presented by KQED’s Truly CA
Sat, June 13th at 12:15PM at Roxie Theatre, San Francisco
3117 16th Street. San Francisco, CA 94103