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Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival Presents: Big Sonia

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Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival Presents: Big Sonia

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January 16, 2019 7:00 PM
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Date:
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm
Cost:
$11.50, please call for discounts
Rating:
NR
Length:
93 mins
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Big Sonia (2016)

Film Length: 93 mins
This Film is Rated: NR

Watch the film trailer here.

Directed by: Todd Soliday, Leah Warshawski
Written by: Eric Frith
Starring: Sonia Warshawski, SuEllen Fried, Caroline Kennedy

The petite nonagenerian at the center of Big Sonia would be a compelling film subject under any circumstances. Sonia Warshawski is as vibrant as she is diligent, single-handedly running a six-day-a-week tailor shop. that it's the only thriving business in a moribund Kansas City mall is itself a story; so, too, is the jolt of Old World glamor she brings to a suburban Midwestern setting. But for Sonia, the importance of keeping busy is no simple response to widowhood or means of fending off the loneliness of old age. A particular darkness has haunted her most of her life: her memories of the years she spent as a prisoner at Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. As the only Holocaust survivor in the Kansas City area to speak publicly about her experiences, she has turned those memories into a form of action, enlightening and therapeutic.

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