2016 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Brett Berns, Bob Sarles; narrator Steven Van Zandt; subjects Joan Jett, Cissy Houston, Betty Harris, Joel Selvin, Garry Sherman, Brooks Arthur; executive producer Sid Ganis

NYC PREMIERE Bert Berns may not be a household name, but over a remarkably prolific yet scant seven years, the songwriter and producer was behind such classics as “Piece of My Heart,” “Under the Boardwalk” and “Twist and Shout,” while also launching the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond. His son, Brett, together with Bob Sarles, relates his colorful story, which stretches from the Bronx to Cuba, the Brill Building and Atlantic Records to Berns’s own successful record labels, Bang and Shout.


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Director: Brett Berns, Bob Sarles
Producer: Michael B Borofsky, Brooks Arthur, Leo Feroleto
Cinematographer: Aaron Medick, Gil Gilbert
Editor: Bob Sarles
Music: Bert Berns, Barry Goldberg
Running Time: 95
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2016