Film by Cameron Yates opens in New York November 9, LA November 16
Most pre-teens are told not to play with knives, but for Flynn McGarry it's worked out all right.
From a tender age he has been slicing, dicing, mincing, chopping and otherwise creating dishes worthy of a James Beard Award winner. Now at age 19 (he turns 20 later this month) the new documentary Chef Flynn charts his progress to becoming a renowned culinary master -- with support from his mother, which mostly took the form of letting him do his thing.
His precocious skills in the kitchen brought him early fame, but with that has come the inevitable backlash. In this newly-released clip from Cameron Yates' film, McGarry offers insights into how he responds to the haters.
Chef Flynn opens in New York Friday, November 9 and in LA a week later, with a nationwide release to follow. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last January, an event we covered. For our report from Park City, click on any of the photos below.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.