The genesis of this whole thing is that Bernstein was a producer and ...
The film will be shown in early 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of the “liberation” of Europe.
An accompanying feature length documentary, Night Will Fall, telling the extraordinary story behind the making and suppression of the film, is being prepared by London-based production company Spring Films in association with Angel TV and The Imperial War Museum.
Details of the two projects were revealed at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (Idfa) by sales agent Cinephil.
The film, made in 1945 by the British Army, chronicles the liberation of Bergen-Belsen and its aftermath.
Produced by Sidney Bernstein and edited by Stewart McAllister (famous for his work with Humphrey Jennings), the doc’s aim was to make it impossible for Germans to deny that the atrocities in the camps took place.
Hitchcock’s role was in advising how the
Although best known for bringing the Beatles to Carnegie Hall and Shea Stadium, Bernstein was a presenter with a long history of work. He got his start booking acts in New York and the Catskills after World War II, eventually promoting concerts by singers like Judy Garland and Tony Bennett. Having heard about The Beatles -- and their hysterically enthusiastic fans -- in 1963, Bernstein was able to book the almost-unknown band into Carnegie Hall.
Two shows were scheduled for Feb. 12, 1964, just a few days after the band made its historic debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Both quickly sold out.
In October of that same year, Bernstein persuaded the management at Shea Stadium to hold a concert for more than 50,000 Beatles fans.
Bernstein's daughter, Casey Deutsch, said that her father died in his sleep on Wednesday at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, Sky News reported.
Bernstein worked with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland, Rolling Stones, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, the Rascals and promoted Dion, among many other famous musicians.
He was also an early supporter of the Swedish group 'Abba' and had set up the band's very first appearances in America.
Bernstein was married.
Bernstein's daughter, Casey Deutsch, said he died in his sleep at a hospital. She cited no illness and said he died of natural causes.
For decades, the squat, floppy-haired Bernstein excelled like few others at being everywhere and knowing everybody. He worked with Garland, Duke Ellington and Ray Charles, promoted Dion, Bobby Darin and Chubby Checker and managed Esy Morales, the Rascals and Ornette Coleman. He was an early backer of Abba, setting up the Swedish group's first American appearances. He was behind one of the first rock benefit shows, the 1970 "Winter Festival for Peace" at Madison Square Garden, which featured Hendrix and Peter, Paul and Mary.
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