MKJF 2018 SUMMER JEWISH FILM SERIES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WICHITA ART MUSEUM
The Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation's Jewish Summer Film Series celebrates our 23rd season this year. In partnership with the Wichita Art Museum, we will present two, highly-acclaimed, award-winning films.
All films will be shown at the Wichita Art Museum, 1400 West Museum Boulevard, in the Howard E. Wooden Lecture Hall (downstairs) at 2:00 pm. There is no cost to attend our film series and is open to the general public. Invite a friend or two to join you!
The Wedding Doll is brought to you by the partnership of Episcopal Services, the Wichita Art Museum, and the Mid-Kansas Jewish Federation.
WEDDING DOLL – Sunday, July 29, 2018
Hagit, a young woman with mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory. She lives with her mother Sarah, a divorcee who gave up her life for her daughter. Hagit strives for independence and Sarah is torn between her desire to protect her, and her own will to live. When a relationship develops between her and the son of the factory owner, Hagit hides it from her mother. The announcement of the closing of the factory shakes Hagit and Sarah's life and jeopardizes Hagit's love story.
BIG SONIA – Sunday, August 12, 2018
Holocaust survivor. Grandma. Diva. BIG SONIA.
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 laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.