|Cast||Steven Van Zandt|
|Executive Producer||Sid Ganis|
Michael B. Borofsky
Run time: 94 min. | USA | Language: English • RHODE ISLAND PREMIERE
Categories: Documentary Feature, History, Jewish
Music meets the Mob in this biography of ’60s hitmaker and 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bert Berns. A prolific songwriter (‘Twist and Shout,’ ‘Piece of My Heart,’ ‘Hang on Sloopy’) and producer (Solomon Burke, Van Morrison) with an output to rival that of storied contemporaries like Lieber-Stoller and Goffin-King, Berns died of a heart attack at only 38 and his name receded into relative obscurity. Narrated by Steven Van Zandt, Bang! tracks a colorful life story that takes in Cuban revolutionaries, shady showbiz dealings, and gangster ties along with some of your favorite songs.
Movie Page on RIFF website: http://riff.festivalgenius.com/2016/films/bangthebertbernsstory_bobsarles_riff2016