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Now Showing: 16th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival
Courier, Dec. 28, 2006

On the documentary front, the festival includes two world premieres. In Sonia, director Lucy Kostelanetz explores the life of her aunt, Sofia (Sonia) Dymshitz-Tolstaya, a Russian avant-garde painter and utopian visionary inspired by the promise of the Russian Revolutions. Using interviews and archival footage, Kostelanetz captures the spirit of a bohemian who continued to make personal art under the oppressive Soviet regime.

Photo: Sonia standing in the middle of her siblings, above her brother and mother, 1903.







© 2010 Lucy Kostelanetz Productions, LLC

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