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.
The free screening will take place on April 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the LHWHS Performing Arts Center. Funded by a grant from the LEF, in partnership with the Clayton School District. A Q&A session will follow with the film’s directors (Clayton alumna Leah Warshawski and her husband, Todd Soliday) and Sonia Warshawski’s two daughters, Regina Kort and Debbie Warshawski (a St. Louis native).
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