BT-11. Bang! The Bert Berns Story

USA, Feature Documentary, 2016, 94 minutes

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 through 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, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney.

Directed by Brett Berns and Bob Sarles

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Venues: The Boulder Theater; First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; Cinemark Century Boulder; eTown Hall; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium