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'Big Sonia' Interview

Above image: Above image: Sonia Warshawski | Photo: Gloria Baker Feinstein/Argot Pictures

Irish Dave sat down with Regina Kort, Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday to talk about a new Kansas City-based movie called "Big Sonia." 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 30 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. The movie is playing at Glenwood Arts Theatre this week. Tickets and other info can be found at this link.

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