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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... See full summary »

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Eric Frith (story)
7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sonia Warshawski Sonia Warshawski ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
SuEllen Fried SuEllen Fried ... Self
Caroline James Kennedy ... Self (as Caroline Kennedy)
Regina Kort Regina Kort ... Self
Debbie Warshawski Debbie Warshawski ... Self
Morrie Warshawski Morrie Warshawski ... Self
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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 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.

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Survivor. Grandmother. Diva.


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10,000th attendance tonight! Best movie of any kind I have seen this year!
22 December 2017 | by mickeesksSee all my reviews

So many reasons to see this incredible documentary/movie. Some say it is better if you know her but not many who have seen this know her and are telling friends to go see it. It's about family, greater love compassion and understanding, history, and human interest. I love documentaries and this is another one with a glimpse into a life with tragedy, humility, triumph, and joy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kansas City, Missouri, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,398, 19 November 2017

Gross USA:

$212,471

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$212,471
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Dolby Surround 7.1

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Color
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