Anthony Bourdain, who died three years ago today, is the subject of Roadrunner, a new documentary about the iconoclastic chef’s life. Watch the trailer.
Via Focus Features:
It’s not where you go. It’s what you leave behind . . . Chef, writer, adventurer, 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.
Bourdain’s cult following has continued after his death by suicide at age 61. His last Instagram post, a mundane food pic that gave no clue that he would take his own life a few days later, has become a makeshift memorial:
Via Grub Street:
Instagram posts serving as makeshift memorials are not uncommon, but Bourdain’s has nevertheless taken on its own unique significance because of the closeness that his fans felt to him, with steady references to Bourdain as “brother,” “pal,” and “Uncle Tony.” The anniversary of Bourdain’s death means the comments will pick up, naturally, with some users now referencing the upcoming documentary on Bourdain’s life.
The page itself has been memorialized, which, according to Instagram, means that it won’t be deleted and cannot be changed.
The film comes out in theatres July 16.
Image: YouTube / Focus Features