Indie Film Figure Bingham Ray Dies at Sundance


Bingham Ray, the man who co-founded indie juggernaut October Films and later headed up United Artists, died Monday at Sundance. He suffered an apparent stroke at the festival on Saturday and passed two days later, aged 57. Ray's mark on indie film has been called "indelible," with Deadline adding, "October [Films] was one of the foremost independent film companies of the 1990s, winning two Oscars and garnering 13 Oscar nominations and top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival on three occasions." Later in his career, Ray worked with films like Hotel Rwanda, Bowling for Columbine, Synecdoche, New York, and Lars and the Real Girl.