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    The Anthony Bourdain Documentary Trailer Is Here, And I'm Not Okay

    "You're probably going to find out about it anyway, so here's a little preemptive truth telling: there's no happy ending."

    Anthony Bourdain was a lot of things: a chef, a documentarian, a food connoisseur, a world traveler, a New Yorker, a bestselling author, and an award-winning television personality — but most importantly, he was curious.

    Anthony Bourdain smiles at the Discovery Networks' Travel Channel presentation at the 2005 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel
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    He was just naturally charismatic, enthusiastic, and beloved.

    Chef Anthony Bourdain has a drink at Tintol restaurant in New York City's Times Square
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    And so, following Bourdain's tragic death in 2018, Academy Award–winning filmmaker Morgan Neville decided to make a documentary about him.

    Director Morgan Neville smiles at the special screening of Showtime's 'Shangri-LA' at The Paley Center for Media on July 09, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California
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    It's called ROADRUNNER: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, and the trailer just dropped.

    An arial shot of Anthony Bourdain shows the chef laying down on a black leather seat, hands behind his head
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    The doc appears to be a combination of home videos, archival footage, and interviews.

    A young Anthony Bourdain snoozes underneath a sign that reads "Be A Traveler, Not A Tourist"
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    Celebrity restaurateurs like David Chang and Éric Ripert are featured.

    French chef Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain sit outside, laughing over a picnic of wine, bread, and cheese
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    Alison Mosshart, singer of the rock band the Kills, also makes an appearance — lest you forget Bourdain's rock and roll spirit.

    The Kills singer Alison Mosshart sits in a bar, cigarette in hand, pondering her friend Anthony Bourdain
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    And if the trailer is any indication, the movie is going to be a really powerful tribute to the man who changed so many lives.

    You can watch the trailer below.

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    What's your favorite memory of Anthony Bourdain? Share it with us in the comments below.

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    ROADRUNNER: A Film About Anthony Bourdain hits theaters July 16.

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