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Hats Off

"Capping a Carreer" New York Post Review of Hats off

JYLL Johnstone's irresistible "Hats Off" documents Mimi Weddell, a Manhat tanite who, at 93, has pretty much cornered the market playing elegant, very old ladies in movies, TV, commercials and print ads. Mimi's career began at age 65 after her husband died suddenly without insurance. She starred in a horror movie, and the now-frail, bone-thin Mayflower descendant has worked tirelessly since then, including a bit as Sanford's mother in "Sex and the City." "If people slow ...

Hats off review in TV Guide

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TV GUIDE: http://www.tvguide.com/movies/hats/review/293092 The face may be vaguely familiar, and if the name "Mimi Weddell" doesn't ring a bell it will after you've seen Jyll Johnstone's affectionate documentary portrait of this unstoppable nonagenarian model and actress. The patrician-looking star of countless print ads, TV cameos and a surprising number of schlocky horror movies, long-time New Yorker Weddell realized her dream of becoming a star (of sorts) after the death of her ...

"Hats Off' to an elderly dame" review in Washington Square News

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Washington Square News: http://www.nyunews.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=aeb404c3-1bed-4647-aedf-e53a2a7e3555By: Matthew Margini Posted: 3/28/08 That a 63-year-old woman could give birth caused comedian Patton Oswalt to dismiss science as being "all about coulda, not shoulda." Such words gnaw at Mimi Weddell, who treats her age as just a minor impediment to stardom, glamor and theatrical nobility. The new documentary "Hats Off&...

The team that made Hats Off

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           "Grace is… You dance as you walk through life. If you don't dance, you cannot aspire. You do not lift up from this earth." - Mimi WeddellActress-Model-Mother-Independent Thinker-Free Spirit Mimi Weddell is extraordinary by anyone's account. A striking beauty who speaks with authority and passion on any number of topics, Mimi, cigarette holder in hand, strikes a pose the moment the camera is on her. The Gra...

The film synopsis

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Hats Off, a feature-length documentary, profiles the beauty and eccentricities of an extraordinary woman, 93-year-old actress Mimi Weddell. 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 ...

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Hats Off portrait of an extraordinary woman (in her 90s)

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Hats Off, a feature-length documentary, profiles the beauty and eccentricities of an extraordinary woman, 93-year-old actress Mimi Weddell.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 own daily life to reach for the stars and fulfill her dreams.Hats Off captures the essence of this most unusual woman, nam...

Oscar buzz already surrounds some of Telluride 33 features

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Today marks the close of the 34th Telluride Film Festival, presented by the National Film Preserve and Apple. The sold out Festival featured many of this year’s highly anticipated films from across the globe. This celebration of art and film set among the beauty of the Rockies opened Friday, August 31 and closed today, September 3.The Festival paid tribute to three film luminaries including Daniel Day-Lewis, whose award was presented by surprise guest Paul Thomas Anderson, director of the upco...

It's Showtime at The Telluride Film Festival

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The 34th Telluride Film Festival celebrates the best in film, past, present and future, from all around the globe, the Festival kicks off another exciting weekend packed with tributes, features, documentaries, shorts, conversations and panel discussions. The Festival opens today Friday, August 31 and runs through Monday, September 3.The Festival will pay tribute to three film luminaries including Daniel Day-Lewis, who captivated filmgoers with his performances in ROOM WITH A VIEW, THE UNBEARABLE...
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