Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain Virtual Screening Opportunity

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A Brief History

On Thursday, July 15, 2021, a limited number of you have a chance at watching a virtual screening of Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain at 7:00PM.  This extraordinarily moving documentary by Academy Award-winning director Morgan Neville chronicles Bourdain’s life as a culinary icon and inveterate adventurer.  It also shines a light on his mental health issues.   Bourdain, the gifted chef, storyteller and writer said: “If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes – or at least eat their food – it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind. Get up off the couch. Move.”  In April 2021, his long-time associate, Laurie Woolever, published a book, co-authored with Bourdain, called World Travel: An Irreverent Guide.  Bourdain inspired people through his books (including Kitchen Confidential), his work as a chef (at Les Halles in New York), and his television shows (including No Reservations and Parts Unknown).

Digging Deeper

Produced in partnership with CNN Films and HBO Max, Focus Features has this wonderful film coming out in theaters only July 16th.  To reserve a spot for the online screening on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at at 7:00PM, you must click on the link below which takes you to the redeem pass page.  You then log in or sign up which takes a minute if you do not have a Focus Features TicktBox account to reserve your virtual spot!  The day of the screening you get an email reminder from Focus Features TicktBox and then at 6:00PM, 1 hour before the screening you get the email to log into the movie.  You will be put into a virtual waiting room – so you can walk away from your screen for an hour and then the movie starts at 7:00PM.  It is easy and the system explains all the steps.

Your link plus code is: http://focusfeaturesscreenings.com/RRHISTORY15

Please note: your code is entirely unique and is only valid for one log-in.  It cannot be used on multiple devices.  When you get the email to watch the film, use the device with which you intend to join the virtual screening.  You cannot log into the movie on your phone and then try to watch it on your computer.

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Historical Evidence

For more information, please see the film’s official trailer:

You can also follow the film on social media:

@roadrunnermovie across all platforms

#roadrunner

The featured image in this article is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator of the work depicted.  It is believed that the use of scaled-down, low-resolution images of posters with the intention of promoting the film in question qualifies as fair use under the copyright law of the United States.

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Dr. Zar graduated with a B.A. in French and history, a Master’s in History, and a Ph.D. in History. He currently teaches history in Ohio.