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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. 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.

Admission $5. Part of our Masters Mix Tape Series.

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Running Time: 95 min95 MIN
Not Rated
This Film is Wheelchair Accessible

The story itself is arresting, and if that's all 'Bang' offered, that would be enough. But 'Bang' does more.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle