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Clayton, Ladue School Districts Partner for Screening of "Big Sonia"

image If you haven’t seen the film, “Big Sonia,” directed by Clayton alumna Leah Warshawski (‘96) and her husband, Todd Soliday, this opportunity is for you! The School District of Clayton, partnering with the Ladue School District and the Ladue Education Foundation & Alumni Association, is proud to present a community viewing of the film, “Big Sonia.”


"Big Sonia" Screening
Wednesday, April 17, at 6 p.m.
Question & Answer Session begins at 7:30 p.m.
Ladue Horton Watkins High School Performing Arts Center
1201 S. Warson Road
St. Louis, MO 63124

Admission to this event is free. As we expect a large turnout, please click here to RSVP for this event.


Sonia Warshawski is one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City, and this film interweaves her stories from the past and present. After losing her mother, living through concentration camps and death marches as a teenager, and being shot accidentally on liberation day, Sonia is a survivor. Throughout the film, we learn valuable life lessons – “Soniaisms” – from a woman who can barely see over the steering wheel, yet insists on driving herself to work every day to run her late husband’s tailor shop, John’s Tailoring. Sonia is a bridge between cultures and generations.


A Q&A session will follow with the film’s directors (Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday) and Sonia Warshawski’s two daughters, Regina Kort and Debbie Warshawski (a St. Louis native). For more information on the film, visit