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Special Events ArchiveStaff Picks (past events)Boston Jewish Film Festival 2017

BANG! The Bert Berns Story

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Music meets the mob in this documentary about Bert Berns, the record producer who brought us hits like “Twist and Shout,” “Brown Eyed Girl,” and “Piece of My Heart.” He launched the careers of greats like Van Morrison and The Isley Brothers, but Berns’ life was cut short at the young age of 38. Directed by Berns’ son, Brett, and Bob Sarles with interviews by the likes of Ben E. King, Van Morrison, Keith Richards, and Paul McCartney, Bang! The Bert Berns Story is a delightful foray into Berns’ world – one inhabited by some of the brightest lights in rock and soul as well as shady characters of the gangster underworld.

In Person: Directors Brett Berns

Director(s): Brett Berns, Bob Sarles
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Running Time: 95 minutes
Type of Film: Narrative
Topic: American Jewish Life
In Person/Special Program: Director Brett Berns
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