Screenings:

Wednesday, March 15: JCC Palm Beach Gardens, 7pm

Thursday, March 16: JCC Boynton Beach, 7pm

BIG SONIA

2017 AUDIENCE AWARD DOCUMENTARY RUNNER-UP

Directors: Todd Soliday and Leah Warshawski; USA, 2016, 93 min; English

Big Sonia - JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

2017 AUDIENCE AWARD DOCUMENTARY RUNNER-UP

At 4’8”, Sonia Warshawski can barely see over the leopard-skin-patterned steering wheel of her Oldsmobile. But at age 90, Sonia has a personality that towers over her Kansas City community, where she has tirelessly run her late husband’s tailoring business for decades. As one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City, Sonia witnessed unspeakable horrors and yet she survived. Today, she still dispenses positive life lessons (known as “Soniaisms”) to anyone who’ll listen, and also speaks to local churches, schools, and prisons about the atrocities she endured as a teenager. “Big Sonia” may struggle to face her latest daunting challenge—retirement—but she’s certainly doing it in style.