29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017

Bang! The Bert Berns Story

Wed 12 July / Town Hall Studio / 15:30 / Teens and up
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“If you love the music Berns made, you’ll love this movie; if you don’t, I feel for you, but “Bang!” might nevertheless entertain with its dish.”
— New York Times

Music meets the mob in this documentary, narrated by Steven Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the ‘60s that you have never heard of. His hits include “Twist and Shout”, “Hang On Sloopy”, “Here Comes the Night”, “Piece of My Heart” and many others. He helped launch the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond, and produced some of the best soul music ever made. Berns was a unique talent and personality with a fascinating story. Featuring Van Morrison, Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, Ronald Isley, Ben E. King and Solomon Burke.

Official Selection: South by Southwest, Seattle International Film Festival

Directors Bob Sarles & Brett Berns
Cast Van Morrison, Keith Richards, Paul McCartney & Ronald Isley
Script Brett Burns
Producers Brett Berns & Cassandra Berns

Year 2016
Country USA
Duration 95 minutes

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