2018 FILMUSIC FESTIVAL: BANG! THE BERT BERNS STORY

2017 | 95 minutes | | ,
Directed by Brett Berns and Bob Sarles

Saturday June 23, 2018, 1:00pm


$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Brett Berns and Bob Sarles

Starring Steven Van Zandt, Paul McCartney, and Van Morrison

You may have never heard of Bert Berns, but you know the enduring songs he’s written and produced: Twist & Shout, Cry to Me, Tell Him, Piece of My Heart, Cry Baby, Hang On Sloopy, I Want Candy, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love – Berns’ career IS Rock and Roll. Berns sessions made legends of Solomon Burke, The Isley Brothers, The Drifters, Ben E. King, Wilson Pickett, Van Morrison, and Neil Diamond, and his songs became chart-topping covers for the likes of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Animals and Janis Joplin. His premature death at 38 cut short a seven-year streak of hits, rooted in his early Brill Building and 1650 Broadway days, through his tenure at Atlantic Records to the formation and success of his own labels Bang Records and Shout Records.

 

"Bang! is brimming with anecdotes from the people who knew Berns best. Bert Berns may not be a household name, but once you see this documentary you won't listen to his songs without thinking of the man behind those chart-toppers."--Leonard Maltin

"[The] impressive lineup of interview subjects properly tells the story of a man whose contributions to popular music have been largely unheralded."--Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

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