Big Sonia

Directed by: Todd Soliday and Leah Warshawski


Total Runtime: 93 min

Country of Origin: United States

- Audience Award, Napa Film Festival
- Best Documentary, Napa Film Festival
- AARP Movies For Grownups Nominee
- Best Heartland Documentary, Kansas City Film Festival
- Audience Award, Seattle Jewish Film Festival
- Best Film / Audience Award - Cleveland International Film Festival
- Best Doc, Audience Award - Monadnack Intl Film Festival (MONIFF)

Friday June - 2 - 8:00 PM

Coast Cinemas
Saturday June - 3 - 10:00 AM





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Between her exuberant spoonerisms (“bog-mindling”) and her appreciative comments on beauty wherever she finds it, Sonia acknowledges her emotional damage as well as her refusal to be bowed by it.

Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

Q&A with Sonia Warshawski and filmmakers after the screening

A “diva” known for wearing leopard print and high heels, Holocaust survivor Sonia Warshawski (90), serves as a bridge between cultures and generations while continuing to run her late husband’s tailor shop in Kansas City. She miraculously survived concentration camps, death camps, and being shot in the chest accidentally on Liberation Day, but now she faces a new challenge: the mall where she works at her shop is about to close its doors, and the risk of forced retirement looms on the horizon. What will happen to her now? Will this struggle finally best the indefatigable Sonia?