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Bingham Ray, SF film society director, dies in Utah

Monday, January 23, 2012

San Francisco Film Society executive director Bingham Ray, who suffered two strokes last week while attending the Sundance Film Festival, died today in a Park City, Utah hospital. The indie film executive and former president of United Artists was 57. Here’s the statement of SFFS board president Pat McBaine, via the Chronicle:
"The board of directors and staff of the Film Society are stunned and deeply saddened by the untimely death of our executive director Bingham Ray. We at the Film Society and the entire film community have lost far too early an energetic and visionary impact player who has helped shape the independent film industry for decades in so many important and valuable ways."

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