Bang: The Bert Berns Story

Documentary | USA | 94 min


Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Documentary
Films w/ Q&A
Release Year:2016
Running Time:94 minutes
Premiere Status:Long Island Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Seattle Int'l Film Festival
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Narrator: Steven Van Zandt / Starring: Paul McCartney
Van Morrison
Ronald Isley
Solomon Burke
Ben E. King
Jeff Barry
Cissy Houston
Mike Stoller
Carmine "Wassel" DeNoia
Ilene Berns
Director:Brett Burns
Bob Sarles
Executive Producer:Sidney Ganis
Producer:Michael Borofsky
Brooks Arthur
Leo Feroleto
Production Company:HCTN
Ravin' Films
Screenwriter:Christina Keating
Joel Selvin
Cinematography:Gil Gilbert
Aaron Medick
Editing By:Bob Sarles
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Date Search:November 12, 2016
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Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Steven Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the sixties that you never heard of. His hits include "Twist and Shout", "Hang On Sloopy", "Here Comes The Night" and "Piece Of My Heart." He helped launch the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond and produced some of the greatest soul music ever made. Filmmaker Brett Berns brings his late father's story to the screen with interviews with those who knew him best and rare performance footage. Included in the film are interviews with Ronald Isley, Ben E. King, Solomon Burke, Van Morrison and Paul McCartney.

OFFICIAL SELECTION - SXSW, Seattle Int'l Film Festival

Q&A following the film with Directors Brett Berns and Bob Sarles

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