The suicide of Anthony Bourdain, popular chef, TV host chef, foodie, and author of the well-known insider exposé Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly shocked many people, including his long-time associates. While Bourdain seemingly struggled with darkness at times, Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) focuses on the bright side of his life. The film shows first a little boy and then an impatient chef, wondering in the street “where's my fucking fish?” for whom knives are never sharp enough. He is a man with a consummate sense of humor, struggling with addictions even before television made him a recognized star. Bourdain may not have been a star in all the countries he visited. So, he kept going on his endless search for unique cuisine and answers to questions without answers – just like the Road Runner from Chuck Jones' animation, leaving only clouds of dust behind.
: Film Club’s The Lost Weekend 2021 – Best Director (Documentary)
Morgan Neville is a documentary film director who was born in 1967. His Twenty Feet from Stardom won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature while his Won't You Be My Neighbor?, about Mr. Rogers, won the Independent Spirit Award. In Best of Enemies, he showed debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley. He has directed many musical documentaries, including Keith Richards: Under the Influence and Miss Americana about Taylor Swift, among others. In Roadrunner... he takes a look at Anthony Bourdain, who died in 2018.
1995 Shotgun Freeway: Drives Through Lost L.A. (doc.)
2011 Troubadours (doc.)
2013 O krok od sławy / Twenty Feet from Stardom (doc.)
2015 Najlepsi wrogowie / Best of Enemies (doc.)
2021 W drodze. Film o Anthonym Bourdainie / Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (doc.)