From Gary Numan to Bert Berns and Pinetop Perkins
The SXSW Music Festival doesn’t kick off until March 15, but there’s plenty of music to be had during March 11-15’s SXSW Film Festival with a palette of features and documentaries showcasing musical icons, innovators, and institutions. Below are five noteworthy world premieres taking place during the film fest.
Bang! The Bert Berns Story: Narrated by Steven Van Zandt, Bang reveals the life of 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Berns, who helped create pop classics “Twist and Shout,” “Brown Eyed Girl,” and “Piece of My Heart,” as well as founded Bang Records, early home to Neil Diamond, before dying at 38. (premiere date: March 11)