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February 17th

Jyll Johnstone, Director of HATS OFF will be screening another of her films THROWING CURVES followed by a Q & A this Tuesday, February 19th, 3pm at the Palm Springs Art Museum.


February 15th

Mimi would have been 98 today!!!

June 20th
Check out the article in the New York Times about Ari Seth Cohen’s Portraits of Older Women... including Mimi!

May 30th
Ari Seth Cohen, a big fan of Hats Off, and especially of Mimi, has a great new book called Advanced Style.

May 9th
We just want to wish all the Moms out there a fabulous Mothers Day.

February 15th
It's Mimi's 95th birthday today, a perfect time to remember the amazing life she lived.

Sir Ken Robinson--the globally recognized expert and bestselling author on creativity and education--has included an extensive reference to our film Hats Off in his latest book, Finding Your Element. He cites the film's subject, Mimi Weddell, as the perfect example of someone who follows her own dreams, even when they fly in the face of societal norms, and as a result happily finds her own "Element." He calls the film "the acclaimed documentary," and quotes director Jyll Johnstone talking about Mimi, saying "It's amazing how she touched so many lives." We are very excited to see such a great reference to the film, especially coming from a thought leader like Sir Ken Robinson; and we encourage everyone to check out his new book, and, if you haven't seen Hats Off yet, to check that out as well.

What makes an ordinary life extraordinary?
When you live it like Mimi Weddell.

Hats Off is a feature-length documentary profiling the beauty and eccentricities of an extraordinary woman -- 93-year-old actress Mimi Weddell -- named at age 90 one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in New York" by New York Magazine.

With the style and grace of Katharine Hepburn, the smoky wit and wisdom of Dorothy Parker, and her own personal philosophy -- "rise above it" -- Mimi is truly an iconic American original, rising above the mundane and difficult confines of her daily life to reach for the stars and fulfill her dreams. Full Synopsis...

"A delight! A great story about an amazing
woman everyone will love."
-- Jeffrey Lyons

"Lively and Touching." -- New York Magazine

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