Event Details

Film: BANG! THE BERT BERNS STORY W/Brett Berns,Director & Son of Bert; Co-sponsored by The Long Isla

Date: April 24th, 2017
Venue: Theatre Three
Address: 412 Main Street
City: Port Jefferson
Organization: Port Jefferson Documentary Series under the Auspices of the Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council
Time: 07:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.
Price: $7.00 at the door (no credit cards, please)
Age: 16+
Website: http://portjeffdocumentaryseries.com
Phone: 631.473.5220


Guest Speaker: Brett Berns, Director and Son of Bert Berns
Moderated by Tom Needham, Vice-Chair of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame and Host of WUSB’s “Sounds of Film”

Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Steven Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important song-writer and record producer from the sixties that you have never heard of. His hits include “Twist and Shout”, “Tell Him”, ”Hang On Sloopy”, “Here Comes The Night” and “Piece Of My Heart.” He helped launch the careers of Wilson Pickett, Van Morrison and Neil Diamond and produced some of the greatest soul music ever made. Bert’s premature death at 38 cut short a seven year streak of hits. 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, Paul McCartney and Keith Richards.
Time: 95 minutes
Co-sponsored by the LONG ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME