Free State Festival Film Screening: Big Sonia
January 27 @ 4:00 pm | $8.00 | Buy Tickets
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Lawrence Arts Center’s Free State Festival presents a screening of the new documentary, Big Sonia.
In the last store in a defunct shopping mall in Kansas City, 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.
Tickets are $8 ($6 + fees)