Bang! The Bert Berns Story

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Release Date: April 26, 2017

Running Time: 95 min

Rating: NR

Director: Brett Berns and Bob Sarles

Producer: Michael B. Borofsky, Brooks Arthur

Writer: Joel Selvin

Cast: Stevie Van Zandt, Bert Berns, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Van Morrison, Solomon Burke, Ben E. King, Cissy Houston and others

Synopsis: 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," "Brown Eyed Girl," "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.

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