Lawrence Family JCC

Mid-Season Screening

BANG! The Bert Berns Story

Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:00PM

Music meets the Mob in this bio-doc narrated by Steven Van Zandt. You may have never heard of Bert Berns, but you know the enduring songs he has written and produced: Twist & Shout, Cry to Me, Tell Him, Hang On Sloopy, I Want Candy, and Everybody Needs Somebody to Love. Berns' sessions made legends of The Isley Brothers, The Drifters, Ben E. King, Wilson Pickett, Van Morrison, and Neil Diamond, and his songs became chart-topping covers for the likes of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Janis Joplin. Included in the film are interviews with Ronald Isley, Ben E. King, Solomon Burke, Van Morrison and Paul McCartney.

Filmmaker Brett Berns will be present for the screening.

Brett Berns, Bob Sarles/USA, Ireland, UK/2016/95 minutes/English/Documentary


Special Screening Event

For the Love of Spock 

September 21 and 22, 2016

Leonard Nimoy’s son Adam has made an extraordinary documentary about his father, a man known to the world as STAR TREK’s Mr. Spock, a role he played for nearly fifty years. Packing in a wealth of information and nostalgia about the life and legacy of Leonard Nimoy, For the Love of Spock, is receiving its San Diego premiere on 9/21 & 9/22. Even Trekkies can learn something new from this film, like how Spock’s iconic hand gesture of Live Long and Prosper is tied to traditional Jewish roots.

Interviewing Adam Nimoy will be special guests:
David Ellenstein, Artistic Director, North Coast Repertory Theatre, and childhood friend, at the JCC; and Beth Accomando, KPBS Arts & Culture Reporter, at Carlsbad Village Theatre.


Adam Nimoy/USA/2016/105 min./English/Documentary