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The award-winning documentary "Big Sonia," returns to the Cameo Cinema for two screenings, Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m., followed by Q&A with filmmakers Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday, and Monday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m.

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 resist her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, "Big Sonia" also offers a  funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal.

The film has won 18 awards, including "Best Narrative Documentary" and an "Audience Award" at the 2016 Napa Valley Film Festival.

For information, visit BigSonia.com and cameocinema.com.

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