40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of A Classic documentary will be released digitally on June 9. The film chronicles the behind-the-scenes journey of a 1976 low budget movie that was written by an unknown actor, Sylvester Stallone, and when released, inspired audiences all around the world to go the distance.
The documentary was written and directed by Derek Wayne Johnson, who served as producer alongside Chris May, both of Cinema 83 Entertainment and Cinema 83 Documentary Films. The doc follows the iconic “Rocky” story which became the ultimate underdog movie, and more than 40 years later, Sylvester Stallone recounts the making of the beloved classic through rare home movies filmed by “Rocky” director John G. Avildsen.
Leonard Martin raves, “I enjoyed stepping back in time with this peek behind the scenes of ‘Rocky’…and so will any fan of the movie.”