How to Get Your Anthony Bourdain Fix Before the Release of ‘Roadrunner’
It’s hard to believe that it has already been three years since award-winning chef and author Anthony Bourdain died by suicide in June of 2018. His trademark down to earth, honest take on the human experience made him a household name, not only for those who enjoyed his culinary expertise, but among the many who appreciated the genuine warmth he exuded as he embraced the cultures and people he would encounter during his adventures around the globe.
Bourdain’s life and journeys had already created a vast fan base before his untimely passing. In the years since his death, an ardent desire to learn more has been created among fans both old and new to learn more about his life away from the camera.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville is hoping to respectfully peel the curtain back on Bourdain’s legacy with “Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.”
The film premiered last month at the Tribeca Film Festival, garnering rave reviews on its intimate approach to complicated subject matter that Bourdain fans hold near and dear.
Where Can I Watch Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain?
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain hits theaters exclusively on July 16, 2021.
Can I Stream Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain?
Not just yet. The film’s premiere is happening in the cinema only, although streaming options will surely become available soon.
The film is produced by CNN and HBO Max, making both platforms surefire options once the movie’s theatrical run has come to an end. Because the film is being distributed by Focus Features, a Universal-owned company that is allowed to release movies as premium, on-demand content, it can be assumed that Roadrunner will be available for their usual price of $20 in three weeks or so.
Focus Features’ ability to provide films as on-demand content is subject to box office performance, meaning that Roadrunner may be available as soon as August 3, 2021.
How Can I Learn More About Anthony Bourdain?
The best way to get a feel for Anthony Bourdain, or perhaps catch up on what made him such an icon in the first place, would be to watch his earlier television shows.
You can watch “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” with a subscription to HBO Max.
“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” can be watched for free with a 30-day trial of Hulu.
Bourdain travels across the globe to uncover little-known areas of the world and celebrate diverse cultures by exploring food and dining rituals. Known for his curiosity, candor, and acerbic wit, Bourdain takes viewers off the beaten path of tourist destinations – including some war-torn parts of the world – and meets with a variety of local citizens to offer a window into their lifestyles, and occasionally communes with an internationally lauded chef on his journeys.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations was an American travel and food show on the Travel Channel; it also airs on the Discovery Travel & Living channel around the world. In it, host Anthony Bourdain visits overseas countries, cities worldwide, and places within the U.S., where hosts treat him to local culture and cuisine. The series premiered in 2005 on the Travel Channel. The format and content of the show is similar to Bourdain’s 2001–2002 Food Network series, A Cook’s Tour. The Travel Channel announced that season 9 will be the show’s final season. Season 9 premiered on September 3, 2012 and concluded with its series finale episode on November 5, 2012.
The special episode Anthony Bourdain in Beirut that aired between Seasons 2 and 3 was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Programming in 2007. In 2009 the series won the Emmy for “Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming”.