BIG SONIA is a documentary film about a tiny woman with huge impact

Standing tall at 4’8″, Sonia Warshawski is a tiny woman with a huge personality. Diva, business owner and Holocaust survivor, Sonia has just been served an eviction notice for John’s Tailoring, the last (and most popular) shop of a dying mall in suburban Kansas City.

Sonia struggles with retirement, while her life lessons span generations.

“Engaging and thoughtful”


“Such a beautiful documentary… an unexpected and vital exploration… in a time we need it most. I love Sonia!”

–Rosie O’Donnell


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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

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There has never been a more important time to tell this story. Help us make sure the film is SEEN in theaters and communities around the globe! Donate $50,000 or more and become an Executive Producer on the film.

75k to engage Film Sprout for community outreach for 500+ screenings across the US
150k for theatrical release (including an Academy Award campaign) in key cities across the US