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Bingham Ray, Indie Film Veteran, Has a Stroke While at Sundance

Ray is recovering in a Provo hospital, Sundance issues wishes for recovery


Indie film veteran Bingham Ray has had a stroke while at the Sundance Film Festival and is recovering in a Provo Hospital, a family member confirmed to TheWrap.

Reached by TheWrap, Ray’s daughter said that her father had a mild stroke this week and gone to the hospital, but on Friday morning had a second stroke that was more serious.

She said he was stable and in a Provo hospital, having been transferred there from a Park City facility. She said he was  “getting very good care.”

The Sundance Institute issued a statement sending Ray "our best wishes for a speedy recovery." 

The respected indie veteran was in October named the executive director of the San Francisco Film Society.

.Before that Ray served as programming consultant to the Film Society of Lincoln Center and  consultant to the digital distribution company SnagFilms. He is also an adjunct professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Ray is a co-founder of one of the leading independent film companies in the 1990s, October Films. In recent years he has become a vocal proponent for pushing indie film toward the opportunities of the digital age. 

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