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Video: Bingham Ray (1954-2012)

by Anne Thompson
January 31, 2012 11:55 AM
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Bingham Ray
(Nick Ut/Associated Press/file 2004)

As the independent community mourns the loss of art film champion Bingham Ray, here are some video clips of some of his appearances. Also, check out this New York Magazine profile of Ray and his cohorts at the height of October Film's success. See also the tribute from his poker buddies, read by a choked-up John Cooper on Sundance closing night, as well as our obit and coverage of the impromptu Sundance Memorial. for Ray. Here are his NYT and LAT obits.

A New York memorial is planned for February 10 at the Paris Theatre. Get there early.

UPDATE: The Berlin International Film Festival will remember Ray with a gathering at the "American Independents in Berlin" Lounge at the European Film Market 2012 on Monday, February 13th at 4:30 pm. Berlinale Director Dieter Kosslick, EFM Director Beki Probst, Sony Pictures Classics' Michael Barker and Telluride Festival Co-Founder Tom Luddy will be there.

Also, the 12th edition of Sundance Selects at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theatre (February 17 to March 1) will not only include a special “In Memoriam” screening of the 1980 classic "Altered States" honoring the late Ken Russell, but will also screen Mike Leigh’s 1990 "Life is Sweet," which was Ray's first October Films release, on Monday, February 20 at 6:30PM.

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