Bingham Ray suffers stroke at Sundance Film Festival

Indie film veteran Bingham Ray is in hospital after suffering a stroke at the Sundance Film Festival, TheWrap reports.

Ray’s daughter spoke to TheWrap informing them that it was her father’s second stroke that week. She explained that Ray had a mild stroke through the week and went to hospital, but had a second more serious stroke on Friday morning.

Ray was transferred from a Park City facility to a Provo hospital and Ray’s daughter said he was “getting very good care.” His wife Nancy, son and two daughters are by his side, according to SFGate.

Festival board president, Pat McBaine issued a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Bingham for a speedy and full recovery and our sympathies go out to his family and his many friends and colleagues at Sundance and throughout the independent film world.”

The Sundance Festival was the first one Ray attended since being named the executive director of the San Francisco Film Society in October.

Ray co-founded the independent film production and distributing company, October Films, in 1991. The company distributed the 1990 film, Life Is Sweet.

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