Dirs. Brett Berns and Bob Sarles (95 min, United States, 2016) English Documentary
Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Stevie Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns—the most important 60s songwriter and producer that you never heard of. He helped launch the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond and scored with unforgettable hits including Twist and Shout, Hang On Sloopy, Here Comes The Night, Piece of My Heart and Brown Eyed Girl.
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.