BANG! The Bert Berns Story


Music meets the mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Stevie 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.

This fascinating story is told by his son, Brett Berns, through interviews with Ronald Isley, Ben E. King, Solomon Burke, Van Morrison, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney.

Double Feature with Dirty Dancing 8:30pm July 22

Bang! The Bert Berns Story


Brooks Arthur, Jeff Barry, Solomon Burke

Directed by

Brett Berns, Bob Sarles

Written by

Christina Keating (story editor), Joel Selvin (narration written by)