Jewish Film Festival – Biographies

May 1, 2018

Genre: Biographies (3 films)

Big Sonia

Sunday, May 27, 2:00 pm

Monday, June 4, 1:00 pm

In a defunct shopping mall, 91-year-old Sonia Warshawski – great-grandmother, businesswoman and Holocaust survivor runs the tailor shop. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, and a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry. (USA, 2017)

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Friday, May 25, 5:00 pm

Hedy Lamar’s inventions were the forerunner of Blue Tooth and Wi-Fi.  This fascinating documentary includes interviews about how Lamarr struggled to overcome a one dimensional reputation and make people get past her face. (USA, 2017)

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Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

Sunday, May 27, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 8,    1:00 p.m.

A rousing tribute to the iconic song-and-dance man in all his complexities and contradictions, Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me explores the life and art of this uniquely gifted entertainer whose trajectory blazed across shifting political climates and flash points of American society from the Depression through the 1980s. (USA, 2017)

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