Sundance 2018: Photos, videos from world premiere of 'Chef Flynn,' remarkable story of gifted young culinary talent
Cameron Yates directed doc on Flynn McGarry, artist whose medium is food
Some artists work in marble. Others in mixed media. Some in acrylic, some in oil. At age 19 Flynn McGarry is already an accomplished artist, but his medium is food, his canvas the plate. The oils of this artist are the olive, the walnut, perhaps the grapeseed.
Just how gifted he is can be seen in the new documentary Chef Flynn, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday. Cameron Yates directed the film, which charts McGarry's obsession with cooking that began when his years were measured in single digits. Like a Yo-Yo Ma in classical music or a Tiger Woods in golf, his talent manifested early -- something remarkable in itself; just as remarkable is his single-minded pursuit of an ideal of culinary perfection.
On the same day the film premiered McGarry announced he will open his first restaurant, in New York, on February 27. It will be called Gem -- his mother Meg's name spelled backwards. The instrumental role his mother has played in facilitating his culinary dreams becomes apparent in the documentary.
Below are photos from the premiere, as well as the after-party at Nelson Cottage by High West on Park Avenue in Park City, Utah.
In this video the cast and crew are brought on stage following the premiere.
In this video Flynn McGarry and his mother Meg offer their reaction to the documentary.
Flynn McGarry on stage during the Q&A for Chef Flynn. The film is an acquisition title, meaning it is up for sale. As such, distribution plans are pending.
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.