Chef Flynn

2018 | USA | NR | 83 min.


City Opera House Sat, Aug 4, 2018 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:The Sidebar: Food on Film
Release Year:2018
Runtime:83 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Cameron Yates
Produced by:Laura Coxson
Cinematography:Paul Yee
Editing By:Hannah Buck


You may not think a celebrity chef documentary could also be a classic coming-of-age tale, but Chef Flynn is no ordinary movie. Like so many of us, Flynn McGarry grew up with dreams that might have seemed a tad outsized. But Flynn started a hot-ticket dining club when he was 12, appeared on the cover of New York Times Magazine at 15, and virtually defined the word “prodigy.” Things weren’t, however, as easy as they looked. Flynn had to weather enormous backlash (“Chef Doogie Howser”), the weight of expectation, and living with his helicopter mom (the horror!) on his climb to respect. You may come to Chef Flynn ready to salivate over the beautiful culinary creations—and believe us, you will—but you’ll leave talking about the immensely talented and charismatic kid that you can’t stop rooting for.