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Run Time: 83 minutes
There are those of us who can barely boil water and then there is Flynn McGarry. The product of a very nontraditional family, Flynn exhibited a passion and skill for cooking before he entered his teens. His parents turned his bedroom into a remarkably sophisticated kitchen, and Flynn would enlist his classmates as kitchen help for culinary events staged at his parents’ California home. After The New Yorker wrote about him at the age of 13, his reputation spread, and he soon began holding pop-up evenings at established eateries. But Flynn began to discover the other side of being a prodigy, the internet backlash and industry scorn for somebody so young and famous. CHEF FLYNN is a disarming and candid documentary that never shies from the familial realities of harboring genius in its midst. Constantly supported and followed by his filmmaker mother, every aspect of Flynn’s life is laid before us. Sometimes awkward, sometimes hilarious, but always honest and inspiring, CHEF FLYNN is an engaging film with various intriguing aftertastes. —C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Friday, April 06, 2018 at 6:45 PM
Saturday, April 07, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition
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Cameron Yates is a filmmaker and curator based in Brooklyn. A graduate of NYU, Yates has worked with Maysles Films, Zeitgeist Films, NewFest, and the Hamptons International Film Festival. His first feature documentary, “The Canal Street Madam,” premiered at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival.
The Canal Street Madam (2010), CHEF FLYNN (2018)
Paul Yee, Cameron Yates