It's been four years since Anthony Bourdain passed away and his legacy within the food industry and beyond is still felt. A documentary called ROADRUNNER is slated to come out this summer and will feature footage from Anthony's travels, interviews, and commentary from his colleagues and those closest to him.
Perhaps most well-known for starring in the series Parts Unknown, Anthony was not just a food lover, but also an impassioned traveler. His work involved exploring different parts of the world and getting to know those locations and cultures on a deep level by eating their food and experiencing their lifestyles.
ROADRUNNER will be a documentary-style film that includes clips from Anthony's book tours, travels, and home life. Set to be released on July 16, the film features voiceovers of Anthony himself and clips of other food industry leaders speaking about their love for him. In the trailer, David Chang can be heard saying: "It was almost never about food, it was about Tony learning how to be a better person."
Along with the clips of Anthony exploring the Sahara dessert or cliff jumping, the trailer takes on a more solemn tone as it talks about his personal struggles throughout his life, even those that others couldn't see at the time.
A posthumous project by Anthony, which was completed by his assistant, called World Travel: An Irreverent Guide was also released in April. The book includes Anthony's own words outlining his travels and essays by his closest friends, colleagues, and family that tell even more intimate stories about the iconic writer, TV host, and person that Anthony was.
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