Big Sonia

(Todd Soliday & Leah Warshawski, 2016, US, 93 min.)

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 30 years. But when she’s served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to resist 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. Todd and Leah will join family members/cast for a panel discussion following each screening.

Please send your name, number of tickets desired, and the screening that you would like to attend (6/1, 6/2, or 6/3 all at 7:30 p.m.) to films@webster.edu. Our cashier will have a list at the door (tickets are $5 to $7. We can only accept cash or check. Winifred Moore Auditorium seats 240. The seating is general admission only).

Friday, June 1 at 7:30pm

More dates through June 3, 2018

Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119

Event Type

Art & Performances, Film Series

Cost

$5-$7

Group
Webster University Film Series
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