Our first “Reita Franco Memorial Film” was on Sunday, January 18th at Ahavas Chesed Synagogue. This tribute to Reita is not only for what she accomplished for the festival but for her spirit and friendship. Right from the beginning, Reita was involved with the Mobile Jewish Film Festival where she was almost single-handedly responsible for the financial well-being of our Jewish Film Festival.
She is greatly missed. For that reason, we will be designating one film each year as the “Reita Franco Memorial Film” which is underwritten by the Maisel and Bronstein families.
This year we began our tribute with a brunch at the Fort Conde Inn for our larger donors and Reita’s three sons and families invited to meet our special guest, Nancy Spielberg, producer of the film “Above and Beyond: The Birth of the Israeli Air Force”.