A First Look at the New Anthony Bourdain Documentary

I’ll never forget when Anthony Bourdain died three years ago this month. I woke up to the news and by the time I’d gotten to the Food52 offices, the whole world seemed to know. I was tasked with writing his official obituary for the site and to this day it’s the hardest article I’ve ever had to write.

The effects of his death are still being parsed and understanding his legacy is a continuous project. There have been posthumous books and articles, all in an attempt to pay homage to the person so many revered. The newest addition to the Bourdain canon is a documentary slated to be released in theaters this summer on July 16. The film, called Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, is directed by Academy Award winner Morgan Neville (of 20 Feet From Stardom and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? fame) and takes a look back at his indelible impact on the worlds of food, media, and travel. Just last week, the first trailer was released.