My dear friend Mitchell Banks (the film sales agency M&L Banks) suffered a massive heart attack and passed away.
His funeral was Today May 2nd 9:30A @ Riverside Memorial Chapel 180 W. 76th.
Some of you know him from the trade markets, others from the NY Film Festival, New Directors/New Films or the Tribeca Film Festival (he usually sat in the last row – so he could escape all those bad films…). For you crazy film buffs, you’ll know him from his attendance at MOMA over the last 30+ years with his late wife Linda. Those screenings (and their annual vacation to the Montreal Film Festival) is why he got out of the rag trade and into the crazy world of distribution. My advice helped him avoid the pitfalls we all go through as we slog our way through the distribution game (I should listen to my advice sometime…).
Please share this on to those who knew him as I may not have everyone’s
My condolences goes out to his children and grandchildren who he doted on like
all proud parents should.