Morgan Neville has explored the world of backup singers, Mister Rogers, and Buckley vs Vidal. Now he turns his eye to the great chef/writer/traveller Anthony Bourdain in one of the most anticipated films of the summer.
It’s not where you go. It’s what you leave behind…. Chef, writer, adventurer and provocateur, Anthony Bourdain lived his life unabashedly. ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 FEET FROM STARDOM; WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?), this unflinching look at Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him.
“...It’s inevitable that a melancholy air suffuses what is nevertheless a warm celebration of an unusually full life. The effortlessly charismatic Bourdain never met a camera he couldn’t seduce, and [Morgan] Neville makes copious use of the 100,000 hours of video with which the project began. This means we get to learn about Bourdain primarily from the man himself.” —Elizabeth Weitzman, The Wrap “Watching ROADRUNNER feels like engaging in a kind of collective mourning, a desperate bid to understand a man who meant so much to so many, even if we never met him. For those of us who cared about Tony, whether through the television or a recipe, this is essential viewing.” —Clint Worthington, Consequence “...ROADRUNNER, steeped in the jittery punk-rock style and verve of its famously omnivorous muse, registers as more than a requiem or postscript. It feels like an essential document, created in the radical no-reservations spirit in which he lived.” —Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly