Film explores year in life of Robert Pereno

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St Leonards Film Society will be screening The Promoter, at Hastings Arts Forum, 36 Marina, St Leonards, on November 14.

The film, directed by Ed Edwards, follows the life of club promoter, actor and singer Robert Pereno, with whom there will be a Q&A session after the film.

Robert Pereno should be a household name, yet every time he is on the brink of greatness, he somehow manages to mess it up- this is his story.

Robert gives an overview of his past from a privileged up-bringing in ex-pat Calcutta during the 60s, to his foray into music, acting and club land, where he promoted many top London nightclubs such as The Camden Palace, The Wag, Crazy Larry’s and SW1 to name a few.

Never lost for words, always with a quote and a handy aphorism, we see Robert ecstatic as he promotes his new Film Club and Singer Old Fashioned Daisy Tallulah Johnson. Then, conversely in the pits of despair, when his addictive proclivities get the better of him, to capsize his projects, his marriage and his life.

Doors open at 7pm, film starts at 7.45pm. Tickets are £3.50 (£2.50 members).