Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
Director: Morgan Neville Run Time: 118 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021
Starring: Anthony Bourdain
Country: United States
“A raw and exalting tribute… the story of a relative late bloomer who turned his demons into art, into a celebration of curiosity and adventure”
– Chuck Bowen for Slant Magazine
About the film:
World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 11, 2021.
An intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. This unflinching look at Anthony Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him.
About the filmmaker:
For over 25 years, documentarian Morgan Neville has crafted stories focused on culture and exploring the lives of musicians like Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Iggy Pop, and Keith Richards. His acclaimed film 20 Feet from Stardom, a behind-the-scenes look at the experiences of backup singers, won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary and a Grammy Award for Best Music Film. His follow-up, Best of Enemies, was shortlisted for the Academy Award, and his 2018 chronicle of beloved champion of children Fred Rogers, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, became one of the most successful documentary films of all time.
For Roadrunner, Neville and his team went through 10,000 hours of raw footage filmed for Bourdain’s shows.
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“[I] felt like he was a fellow traveler, a kind of documentary filmmaker telling stories about other people and using all the tools of filmmaking to create empathy and understanding”
– Director Morgan Neville. Learn more here.