Big Sonia

Film Poster
2016, USA, 93 minutes
Directors: Todd Soliday and Leah Warshawski
Producers: Eric Frith and Leah Warshawski
Executive Producer: Tom Wright
Cinematographer: Todd Soliday
Editor: Todd Soliday

For years, Sonia Warshawski (90) has been an inspirational public speaker at schools and prisons, where her stories of surviving the Holocaust as a teenager have inspired countless people who once felt their own traumas would leave them broken forever. But when Sonia is served an eviction notice for her iconic tailor shop (in a now defunct mall), she’s confronted with an agonizing decision: either open up a new shop, or retire. For a woman who admits she stays busy “to keep the dark parts away”, facing retirement dredges up fears she’d long forgot she had, and her horrific past resurfaces. Big Sonia explores what it means to be a survivor and how this affects families and generations. Will you let your trauma define you? Or will your past make you stronger?

Documentary
Unrated

IMDB Entry

Showtime:
Friday, April 21st, 2017, 4:15pm
Colonial Theatre, Keene