Film Fest: Big Sonia

  • 30 Apr, 2018
  • 7:15 PM
  • JCC

Monday, April 30
Big Sonia

7:15PM @ The Neon (130 E 5th St., Dayton 45420)
2016 | 93 minutes | English

$9 adult ticket
$8 student available at the door only

91-year-old Sonia Warshawski – great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor – runs the tailor shop she’s owned for more than 30 years. But when she’s served an eviction notice, the specter of retirement prompts Sonia to resist 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.

Guest Speaker -  Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz
Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz joined Temple Israel’s staff in 2003 and currently serves as the congregation’s first female Senior Rabbi.  She delights in the array of responsibilities: leading services, preaching, officiating at lifecycle events, coordinating retreats, counseling, and providing pastoral care. Rabbi Bodney-Halasz's grandmother knew Sonia personally, and she has fond memories of the furniture shop that she will share with us.

Winner: Best Documentary, Barcelona; Best Heartland Documentary, Kansas City; Best Local Film, Movie Trip Cinema, Kansas City; Audience Choice for best Documentary, Cleveland, Dallas, Monadnock International, Napa Valley, Philadelphia Jewish FF, Seattle Jewish FF, Mendocino FF, Berkshire Jewish FF, Tallgrass

2018 Film Festival Corporate Sponsors

Annual Innovators

- Economy Linen, Inc.

- Morris Home

Premium Event Supporter

- Brady Ware

- Washington Centerville Public Library (WCPL)

- Wiley's Comedy Club

- Washington Centerville Public Library

- Square One

Registration Date: 
Sunday, April 29, 2018