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BRJFF School Screening

  • BREC Independence Theater 7800 Independence Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA, 70806 United States (map)

The Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival and The Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge are proud to offer teachers a meaningful field trip opportunity.

Big Sonia : Our film interweaves Sonia’s past and present using first-person narrative with stories from family and friends. Along the way, 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. Running the shop is Sonia’s entire being – it is her reason for living and the center of her life. Sonia is a “diva” and she’s known for wearing leopard print and high heel shoes – she is the most popular woman I know. Her influence spans generations and cultures, and we see first-hand how she transforms a room of self-involved teenagers into thoughtful citizens.

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Earlier Event: January 13
Federation Annual Meeting
Later Event: January 16
Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival