Big Sonia
  • Joe's Violin
  • Joe's Violin
Showings
Coolidge Corner TheatreWed, Nov 15 1:00 PM Buy Tickets  
 
West Newton CinemaSun, Nov 19 3:30 PM Buy Tickets  
 
Film Info
Program:Cummings Social Justice Film Series
Director(s):Leah Warshawski
Todd Soliday
Country:United States
Year:2016
Language:English
Running Time:93
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Boston Premiere
Topic:Holocaust
Comedy
Documentary
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Twitter:@bigsoniamovie
Sponsored By:Northeastern University Jewish Studies Program, and Departments of History, Political Science, and S
Birthright Israel Foundation
Description

Sonia Warshawski, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor, is famous around town — at her tailoring shop for her huge personality, and at high schools and prisons for the lasting resonance of her visits to share her story. But when Sonia receives an eviction notice from her shop's landlord, she begins to imagine life without the work that keeps her mind off the past. Directed by Sonia's granddaughter, the film is both a portrait of an incredible, tough nonagenarian and a reflection on how the trauma of the Holocaust affects generations of family.

 

Screening as part of the Cummings Social Justice Film Series

 

Join us for the Passholder Lounge at L'Aroma Café before and after the West Newton screening

 

Sponsored by

Northeastern University Jewish Studies Program, and Departments of History, Political Science, and Sociology & Anthropology

Birthright Israel Foundation

Included Shorts
Joe's Violin (24min) More
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