Mind Reels: Big Sonia
93 Minutes • NR • No Passes
Showings
Lark TheaterTue, Dec 12 12:00 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Event Type:Mind Reels
Release Year:2017
Rating:NR
Genre:Documentary
Family
History
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Todd Soliday
Leah Warshawski
Screenwriter:Eric Frith
Social Media
Website:https://bigsonia.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/bigsoniamovie/
Description

In the last store in a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski - great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor - runs the tailor shop she's owned for more than thirty years. 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. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, 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.


Moderator: Stephen Olsson, Award-winning documentary director and producer.


Guest Speakers:


Leah Warshawski, Producer / Director, 'Big Sonia'


Herb Heller, Holocaust Survivor and Lecturer