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BANG! THE BERT BERNS STORY

Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Stevie Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the ‘60s that you never heard of. 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 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.

"Precious archival footage is artfully blended with dramatic recreations that are so brief and subtle that you can’t always tell when your eye is being fooled...Bert Berns may not be a household name, but once you see this documentary you won’t listen to ‘Piece of my Heart,’ ‘Tell Him,’ or ‘Hang on Sloopy’ without thinking of the man behind those chart-toppers." —Leonard Maltin

“The story itself is arresting, and if that’s all BANG offered, that would be enough. But BANG does more. Very early in the documentary, Berns’s contemporaries describe his personality as always on the go—as fidgety, fast-moving, relentless and charming—and the movie is filmed as an expression of that personality...Bert Berns was the real thing.” —Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

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Showtimes (click showtimes to purchase)

Wednesday, May 24

4:20pm  7:15pm 

Thursday, May 25

7:15pm 

Friday, May 26

12:50pm  7:00pm 

Saturday, May 27

12:50pm  7:00pm 

Sunday, May 28

12:50pm  7:00pm  9:05pm 

Monday, May 29

5:30pm 

Tuesday, May 30

7:00pm 

Wednesday, May 31

7:00pm 

This Week (click showtimes to purchase)

Thursday

LONG STRANGE TRIPNORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXERGRADUATIONBANG! THE BERT BERNS STORYDONNIE DARKO (Restored Original Cut)

Friday

THE LOVERSBANG! THE BERT BERNS STORYNORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXEROBIT.STALKERDONNIE DARKO (Restored Original Cut)

Saturday

Olde Worlde Theatre presents "Goldilocks & The Three Bears" with "Bravo Zan Sadieo"THE LOVERSBANG! THE BERT BERNS STORYNORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXEROBIT.STALKERSOLARISDONNIE DARKO (Restored Original Cut)

Sunday

THE LOVERSSOLARISBANG! THE BERT BERNS STORYOBIT.STALKERNORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXERDONNIE DARKO (Restored Original Cut)

Monday

NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXERTHE LOVERSBANG! THE BERT BERNS STORYOBIT.SOLARISDONNIE DARKO (Restored Original Cut)

Tuesday

OBIT.NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXERTHE LOVERSBANG! THE BERT BERNS STORYSTALKERDONNIE DARKO (Restored Original Cut)

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