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Synopsis

„Chef Flynn” captures the coming of age of a prodigy chef, as he navigates a sea of sudden fame, bullying, and his untraditional family dynamics. Flynn McGarry opened a supper club in the living room of his California home at ten years old, using his classmates as line cooks and serving a seasonal foraged tasting menu to wide-eyed guests. As the years pass by, Flynn grows both as a chef and teenager and eventually outgrows his family kitchen and his mother’s camera. Featuring over eighteen years of personal archival footage as well as intimate vérité, this portrait is not only the study of a rising star thrown into the media spotlight at an early age, but also a reflection on motherhood and what it means to give up one’s own identity in furtherance of a child’s passion.

Director
Cameron Yates
Filmography
  • The Canal Street Madam (doc, 2010)
  • Chef Flynn (doc, 2018)
Mon, 19.11.2018
7:45 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
040607
Screening code: 040607
Tue, 20.11.2018
5:15 pm
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
051706
Screening code: 051706
Thu, 29.11.2018
5:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 4
141206
Screening code: 141206
Film info
Country: United States
Year: 2018
Duration: 83 minutes
Language: English
Director: Cameron Yates
Producer: Laura Coxson
DOP: Paul Yee
Montage: Hannah Buck
Composer: Holy Ghost!
Cast: Flynn McGarry
Festival: Sundance
Synopsis

„Chef Flynn” captures the coming of age of a prodigy chef, as he navigates a sea of sudden fame, bullying, and his untraditional family dynamics. Flynn McGarry opened a supper club in the living room of his California home at ten years old, using his classmates as line cooks and serving a seasonal foraged tasting menu to wide-eyed guests. As the years pass by, Flynn grows both as a chef and teenager and eventually outgrows his family kitchen and his mother’s camera. Featuring over eighteen years of personal archival footage as well as intimate vérité, this portrait is not only the study of a rising star thrown into the media spotlight at an early age, but also a reflection on motherhood and what it means to give up one’s own identity in furtherance of a child’s passion.

Director
Cameron Yates
Filmography
  • The Canal Street Madam (doc, 2010)
  • Chef Flynn (doc, 2018)