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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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