Arclight Presents has announced two new titles for their Slamdance Cinema Club series: Documentaries “Queen Mimi” and “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.”
“Queen Mimi” tells the story of Mimi Haist, a woman who left her adulterous husband for a life on the street, eventually settling rent-free in a California laundromat. Over the years, Mimi’s laidback worldview and cheery disposition have made her countless friends, including stars such as Zach Galafianakis and Renee Zellweger.
“King of Kong” follows two men: “Video Game Player of the Century” Billy Mitchell and recently unemployed Steve Wiebe. In 1999, Mitchell set a high score on “Donkey Kong” that most considered unbeatable, though Wiebe set out to beat his score and did in 2003. The two men begin a cross-country rivalry as they set out to beat the other’s high score and make it into the Guinness Book of World Records.
“Queen Mimi” will be screened December 13 and “King of Kong” on December 14.