In attendance at the October 10 HIFF screening of "Ron Delsener Presents" in East Hampton were, from left, Harriette Delsener (Ron Delsener’s sister), executive producer Jon Kamen, Ron Delsener, producer and director Jake Sumner.” © RICHARD LEWIN
In attendance at the October 10 HIFF screening of "Ron Delsener Presents" in East Hampton were, Christie Brinkley and the film's subject Ron Delsener. © RICHARD LEWIN
On October 10, Hamptons International Film Festival screened “Ron Delsener Presents,” a film directed by Jake Sumner that pulls back the curtain on Delsener’s 60-year career as a concert promoter and showman. In a certain era, the three words “Ron Delsener Presents” preceded the name of every major act playing New York, from The Beatles at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium to David Bowie at Carnegie Hall and Patti Smith at the Palladium. The film takes audiences on a tour through a half-century of live music and offers a portrait of a music business pioneer who, to this day, can’t stop hustling.
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