United States 2018, 82 min, English, Hebrew subtitles
When Megan McGarry started filming her son Flynn, who at the age of nine suddenly evinced an interest in sophisticated cooking, neither of them had a clue how it would develop, and how quickly Flynn would become a culinary superstar. The improvised kitchen in his childhood bedroom became an exclusive restaurant in the living room of their LA home. A front page New York Times article led to an interview with Larry King. At fifteen, chef Flynn opened a successful pop-up restaurant in New York. Megan got involved, as a waitress, vegetable chopper and dish washer. She also continued to film the young star (apparently the only teenager who slams the door in order to be alone and create new dishes) and together with director Cameron Yates, created a unique portrait of her son, and of the changing relationship between the two of them.
Previous Festivals:Sundance, Berlinale
- Sat 19.05 10:00 Cinemateque 1 More Details
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Production: Laura Coxson
Editing: Hannah Buck
Cinematography: Paul Yee
Music: Holy Ghost!
Cameron Yates is a filmmaker and curator. He is the former World Cinema and Documentary Programmer for the Hamptons International Film Festival. Cameron has also worked with Albert Maysles, Zeitgeist Films, Sundance, NewFest LGBT Film Fest, and has been a contributor to indieWIRE. Chef Flynn is his second feature film.