Movies that Matter

Film Screenings for Schools


Thursday, April 19, 2018
10 am – 1 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

Students view award-winning documentary films exploring themes—including identity, culture, and tolerance—inspired by the Jewish Museum’s collection. Engaging, guided conversations follow each screening.

Big Sonia (2016)
For High Schools 
Sonia Warshawski, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor, runs a tailor shop she has owned for more than thirty years. When she is served an eviction notice, the threat of retirement prompts Sonia to revisit her harrowing past as a refugee and witness to genocide. Directed by Todd Soliday and Leah Warshawski.

Free; includes pizza lunch

To register, email or call 212.423.3254. Limit: 40 tickets per school.

Movies That Matter is made possible through the generosity of the Nissan Foundation, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., the Moses L. Parshelsky Foundation, and Deborah and Michael Rothman. Additional support is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council and Council Member Peter Koo.

Still from Big Sonia