Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville’s next documentary is centered on the late Anthony Bourdain. Having passed away in 2018, the chef, writer, adventurer, and provocateur lived a fascinating, globe-trotting life and the new documentary will take an in-depth look at his journey.
Set to premiere at Tribeca ahead of a July release from Focus Features, the first trailer has now arrived for ‘Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain’, which takes an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. Featuring interviews with many familiar faces in the culinary world, the trailer hints at quite an emotional experience.
Anthony Michael Bourdain was an American chef, book author, journalist, and travel documentarian who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. Bourdain was a 1978 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of a number of professional kitchens during his career, which included many years spent as an executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan. He first became known for his bestselling book ‘Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly’.
His first food and world-travel television show ‘A Cook’s Tour’ ran for 35 episodes on the Food Network. In 2005, he began hosting the Travel Channel’s culinary and cultural adventure programs ‘Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations’ and ‘The Layover’. In 2013, he began a three-season run as a judge on ‘The Taste’, and concurrently switched his travelogue programming to CNN to host ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’. Though best known for his culinary writings and television presentations, along with several books on food and cooking and travel adventures, Bourdain also wrote both fiction and historical nonfiction. On June 8, 2018, Bourdain committed suicide while on location in France for ‘Parts Unknown’.
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain opens on July 16.