Anthony Bourdain: trailer released for Oscar-tipped documentary Roadrunner | Documentary films


Roadrunner, a new documentary examining the life, death and legacy of Anthony Bourdain, has released a first trailer.

The film, which is directed by Oscar-winner Morgan Neville, splices unseen and archive footage of the much-loved chef, author and TV star with new talking-head interviews from those close to him. Bourdain’s own voiceover is used, so he appears to narrate his own story.

Bourdain killed himself aged 61 in June 2018 while in France shooting a TV show, and the film suggests he may have found it difficult to speak to people about his mental health.

Neville’s previous work includes 2018’s Won’t You Be My Neighbour?, an affecting look at the life of children’s TV icon Fred Rogers, which became the top-grossing biographical documentary ever produced. He also won an Oscar for his 2013 study of backing singers, 20 Feet from Stardom.

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