JCC Film Festival Presents Big Sonia

Sun. Aug 19, 2018 at 5:00pm CDT
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Price: $8.00
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Price: $8.00
12 and over
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JCC Film Festival Presents Big Sonia

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. 


This screening is presented in conjunction with the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio.


The screening will be followed with a talk-back featuring Holocaust survivor, Susanne Weisz Jalnos. All patrons are invited and encouraged to attend. Following the talk-back, the Memorial will be open for patrons to tour for one hour.


Sonia with her iconic Whatever pillow and couch, in John’s Tailoring at Metcalf South Mall. (Overland Park, Kansas City.)

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Barshop JCC Auditorium 12500 NW Military Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78231
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