Join BFF on Friday, December 8th at 7:20pm at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, CA for a screening and Q&A of the documentary BIG SONIA with Directors Leah Warshawski & Todd Soliday, hosted by our President of Programming Wendy Guerrero. The film screened as a work-in-progress at the 2016 Bentonville Film Festival and after an award-winning festival run, we’re excited to present it to mission-minded audiences in Los Angeles. The film also opens theatrically in New York City and Kansas City. Use promo code: SoniaEffect for discounted tickets (online only.)
Survivor. Grandma. Diva…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 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.
Don’t miss the documentary the New York Times calls “poignant!,” screening at the Laemmle Music Hall (Beverly Hills) and Laemmle Town Center (Encino) December 8-14, & The Glenwood Arts Center (Kansas City) December 1-7. With special appearances from the filmmakers and cast opening weekend!