CNN Films, HBO Max, and Focus Features have teamed up to release a documentary focused on the life story of chef and Parts Unknown host and writer Anthony Bourdain. The documentary is set to be released this summer.
The Academy Award-winning director of 20 Feet from Stardom and Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Morgan Neville directed the documentary, which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival screen on June 11, 2021. The documentary will be broadly released on CNN and HBO on July 16, according to Deadline.
“Anthony Bourdain did more to help us understand each other than just about anyone in the history of television. He connected with people not in spite of his flaws, but because of them,” Neville commented in a statement regarding the documentary.
Throughout the course of his career, Bourdain amassed a loyal and loving fan base. Though he lived a mostly private life, he expressed a vulnerability on screen that helped people from all backgrounds connect and open up to him.
Followers of Bourdain’s extensive world travels will likely be keen to understand what drove his obsession with traversing the globe, trying cuisines from every corner of the planet. And for those of us who miss his witty, insightful presence on television, the documentary will be yet another opportunity to celebrate his extraordinary life.
The release of the documentary follows the posthumous publication of Bourdain’s last book, World Travel: An Irreverent Guide in April 2021.
A version of this article was previously published on October 29, 2019, and was updated on April 29, 2021, with more information.