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A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

Punks, Activists, Artists, and Provocateurs.

To live life like Anthony Bourdain is to live it out loud. On the Hot Docs Cinema premiere of Morgan Neville’s anticipated bio-doc, Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, explore the many sides of the inimitable chef, storyteller and adventurer on Hot Docs at Home. Featuring an Author Talk with Bourdain’s longtime confidante Laurie Woolever, this curated series includes four docs on boundary-breaking cultural icons that embody his same unabashed, punk-rock spirit.

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Author Talk // The Many Sides of Tony: Laurie Woolever on Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography

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Live Thursday, October 14 at 7:30 PM (EST)

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Join Laurie Woolever, one of Bourdain’s most intimate confidantes, for a behind scenes look at the life and enduring legacy of the cultural tastemaker and her new book on his life, Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography.

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Gimme Danger

  • USA
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    Director:
  • Jim Jarmusch

Streaming until October 28

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Tony was more than just a celebrity chef, he was a true punk provocateur—and he found a kindred spirit in the godfather of the movement, Iggy Pop, profiled here in Jim Jarmusch's acclaimed portrait of The Stooges.

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Vivienne Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

  • UK
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    Director:
  • Lorna Tucker

Streaming until October 28

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Expressing the same raw, rebellious spirit that defined Bourdain, British designer Vivienne Westwood has gone from igniting the punk movement to redefining British fashion to becoming an outspoken activist. This doc brings you as close as possible to the fearless icon—although she's characteristically not always on her best behaviour.

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Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer

  • USA
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    Director:
  • Charlie Ahearn

Streaming until October 28

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Though Anthony Bourdain travelled all over the world, no place stacked up quite like his native New York. And no artist has captured the energy and history of the city quite like Jamel Shabazz, a pioneer of hip hop and street photography.

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William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

  • USA
  • 90
    Director:
  • Yony Leyser

Streaming until October 28

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A huge influence on generations of artists, including Bourdain, author William S. Burroughs blasted mainstream ideals and spawned countercultural movements. Never-before-seen footage and interviews with Patti Smith, Iggy Pop and more help break the surface of his brilliant and troubled world.

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