13 February 2012 11:46 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Days after the memorial service for Bingham Ray that took place at New York's Paris Theater, the Berlin International Film Festival hosted a smaller makeshift tribute February 13 to the veteran distributor who died suddenly last month during the Sundance Film Festival.   Director Mike Leigh, currently in Berlin as the president of the competition jury, attended the ceremony and spoke about his relationship with Ray, who was responsible during his time at October Films for garnering an Oscar nomination for Leigh's "Secrets and Lies."    A clip reel was shown after Leigh's speech, where a news segment from the '90s showed Ray's reaction when the "Secrets and Lies" nomination for Best Picture was announced. Leigh smiled and gestured to the screen in deference to Ray's legacy.   Other speakers included Tribeca Film's Geoff Gilmore, Cinetic Media's John Sloss, Sony Pictures Classics' Michael »


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