Central Florida Jewish Film Festival
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Winner of 15 Audience and Jury Awards, BIG SONIA is a poignant and often humorous documentary look at a remarkable woman: 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski—great grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor, she runs a tailor shop for more than 30 years that’s now the last store in a defunct shopping mall in the heart of Kansas City. But when she’s served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to revisit her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. An amazing story of generational trauma and healing and what it means to be a survivor, BIG SONIA also offers a laugh-out-loud funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.
USA, 2016, 93 min, Directed by Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday, Not Rated, In English
“Engaging and thoughtful…Sonia Warshawski is as vibrant as she is diligent…”– Sheri Linden, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER