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.”