When: Mon., June 5, 7 p.m. 2017
Bert Berns had an incredibly short career in the music business. At the time of his death at 38, he'd only been working as a producer and songwriter for just seven years. But in that time he wrote "Twist and Shout," "I Want Candy" and "Piece of My Heart.” He also helped propel Solomon Burke, Van Morrison and the Isley Brothers to great success with his production work. The documentary film Bang! The Bert Berns Story chronicles the life and career of this unknown musical legend. Steven Van Zandt narrates the film, which was directed by Brett Berns (Bert's son) and Bob Sarles. Bang! screens at 7 p.m. this evening at the Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema (1701 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; www.stljewishfilmfestival.org) as part of the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival. Tickets are $8 to $13.