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Sundance 2012: San Francisco Film Society’s Bingham Ray hospitalized

Bingham Ray, executive director of the San Francisco Film Society, has been hospitalized at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah after suffering from a stroke.
January 22, 2012

Bingham Ray, executive director of the San Francisco Film Society, has been hospitalized at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah after suffering from a stroke.

The news has been met with shock and sadness by many in the documentary industry here in Park City. Ray suffered from the stroke on Friday (January 20), but is understood to be recovering and is being well cared for.

In a statement, the Sundance Institute said: “Sundance Institute has learned that Bingham Ray, beloved friend of independent film, and executive director of the San Francisco Film Society, has been hospitalized while in Utah for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

“We have reached out to Bingham and his family and San Francisco Film Society to offer our support and are pleased to hear that he is being well cared for. On behalf of the community of independent film fans in Park City and elsewhere, we send Bingham our best wishes for a speedy recovery.”

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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