"This delightful and entertaining documentary looks at the life and career of a musical star you thought you knew. It portrays a complex, unique and very talented man who courted controversy his whole life." — The Jerusalem Post
Bang! The Bert Berns Story
"Juicy stuff here… If you love the music Berns made, you’ll love this movie; if you don’t, I feel for you.” - The New York Times
Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the sixties that you’ve never heard of. With hits including Twist and Shout, Hang on Sloopy, Here Comes the Night and Piece of My Heart, Berns helped to launch the careers of legends Van Morrison and Neil Diamond, and produced some of the greatest soul music ever made.
With an astonishing parade of interviews from Van Morrison to Keith Richards and Paul McCartney, and rare performance footage, filmmaker Brett Berns celebrates the extraordinary legacy of his rock ‘n’ roll father.
Premiered at the 2017 SXSW Festival.
94 mins / English
Director — Brett Berns, Bob Sarles