Free Events, Film

Rocky

When: Fri., July 15, 6 p.m. 2016

The theme of this year's Art Hill Film Series is the American spirit," which is elucidated by four classic films. This week's selection is the original Rocky, which explores the American dream through the life of Sylvester Stallone's poor but proud Philadelphia boxer. It's a story about an underdog who learns you can't sacrifice love in your quest to be the best, because if you're knocked off the mountain before you get to the top it's good to have someone to catch you before you hit the bottom. Rocky is screened outdoors on Forest Park's Art Hill, directly in front of the Saint Louis Art Museum (www.slam.org). A host of food trucks will be parked nearby, ready to serve you everything from sliders to donuts to sausages from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There is also an art project for adults and a DJ spinning. The film starts at 9 p.m. and admission is free, but bring money or your bank card of choice to buy treats.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission