Where to watch Roadrunner: Anthony Bourdain documentary release date confirmed

Eve Edwards July 12, 2021
Where to watch Roadrunner: Anthony Bourdain documentary release date confirmed


As the trailer for Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain is about to open in theatres this Friday, 16 July, we explore all the ways to watch the documentary.

Culinary and cinematic fans can unite over Roadrunner, the upcoming documentary about beloved chef Anthony Bourdain. Oscar-winning documentary maker Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom) promises an intimate and unforgettable deep dive into Bourdain’s globetrotting life.

So, when is Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain to be released? Where can you watch the documentary?

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When is the Roadrunner documentary’s release date?

  • 16 July 2021

The documentary is set for a US release on 16 July 2021. It is thought Roadrunner’s worldwide release will come later this summer.

It had its world premiere on 11 June 2021 at the Tribeca Film Festival, where the reviews were almost overwhelmingly positive, landing the documentary a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Where to watch Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

On 16 July 2021, Roadrunner will be released in cinemas around the US. The documentary is set to air in cinemas in the UK and around the world later this summer.

Distribution is led by Focus Features and the production companies involved with Roadrunner include CNN Films and HBO Max.

Variety reported that after its theatrical release stateside, Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain will air on CNN and the HBO Max streaming service at a later, unspecified date. HBO Max is currently only available in the US.

It is unconfirmed as of yet whether other distribution platforms – Netflix, Amazon, NOW TV, Hulu – will acquire the rights for Roadrunner. So, if you want to see the Anthony Bourdain documentary as soon as possible, the best way forward is to head to the cinema!

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Which celebrities feature in the Roadrunner documentary?

Morgan Neville is taking a posthumous look at Anthony Bourdain’s life, having started production in 2019. Bourdain died on 8 June 2018, at the age of 61.

The clips of Bourdain featured in Roadrunner are all pulled from the archive, which are supplemented with newly shot interviews. Most of the interviewees featured in Roadrunner are friends or colleagues of Bourdain’s.

Celebrities featured in the documentary include David Chang, Eric Ripert, Tom Vitale, and Alison Mosshart of The Kills.

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Eve Edwards is a staff writer for The Focus who has been with GRV Media since April 2019. Having gained a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Bristol, Eve joined GRV starting out as a writer for Reality Titbit before making her way over to HITC. With a passion for music, TV, and cultural news, Eve eventually found a home at The Focus. Eve spent 2021-2022 freelancing for GRV Media while she completed a Masters in Music Performance, and brings her wide array of interests to the company in her written work. In Eve's spare time you'll find her working her way through the day's Wordle, Heardle, and Quordle, or struggling to complete The Guardian's cryptic crossword.