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7:00 PM - TUE 1/17 MIAMI BEACH CINEMATHEQUE Rush Line

Florida Premiere

BANG! The Bert Berns Story

Directed by Brett Berns & Bob Sarles

US | 94 minutes | 2016

Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Steven Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the man you've never heard of, yet the man whose music you love. 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 with rare performance footage and interviews with those who knew him best, including interviews with Ronald Isley, Ben E. King, Solomon Burke, Van Morrison, Keith Richards, and Paul McCartney.

Director Bob Sarles will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in an extended conversation afterwards.

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Brett Berns is a film and theater producer, and was one of the lead producers of the musical "Piece of My Heart," which premiered Off-Broadway in 2014. Bob Sarles has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his work as a film and TV editor, and was the director of Sweet Blues: A film About Mike Bloomfield.

Director Brett Berns & Bob Sarles
Countries of Production US
Year of Presentation 2016
Language(s)
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 94 minutes
Principal Cast Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Steven Van Zandt, Van Morrison, Solomon Burke, Ben E. King, Ronald Isley
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