Summer Film Series preview for Aug. 2
Posted August 1, 2022 at 1:56 pm by San Juan Update
The organizers of the Summer Film Series at San Juan Community Theatre send along a preview of this week’s film. The showing starts at 7 p.m. Admission is pay-what-you-can. For this season only, fresh popcorn is available for free.
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
Documentary, biography — rated R
Run time: 2 hours
Morgan Neville is the most well known and admired film biographer working today. His movies include 20 Feet From Stardom (winner of Academy award for best documentary), Won’t You Be My Neighbor (the Fred Rogers Story), and Best of Enemies (chronicling the debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley). In addition, he has directed multiple films honoring popular musicians, including Brian Wilson, Muddy Waters, and Johnny Cash.
In Roadrunner he turns to Anthony Bourdain, a food critic and explorer, who shared his love of travel and food with all of us while at the same giving us intimate glimpses into the lives of people all over the world. Neville shows us how Bourdain became this person, his own complicated life story, and its tragic end. It is a touching tribute to a man whom we invited into our homes. We still and will always miss him.
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