Director: John G. Avildsen (1976)
Rated PG |117 min.
The winner of 3 Academy Awards including Best Picture, ROCKY tells tells the stoory of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a once-promising Philadelphia boxer taking nickel-and-dime bouts and running strong-arm errands for local loan sharks to survive. Everything changes thanks to Muhammad Ali-like super-boxer Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). With the Bicentennial celebration coming up, Creed must find a “Cinderella” opponent for the big July 4th bout — some unknown whom Creed can “glorify” for a few minutes before knocking him cold. The match is supposed to be easily won by Creed, but someone forgot to tell Rocky!
World-class music and delicious food will come together in support of live Jazz and the people who have made it a truly iconic musical genre.