Cameron Yates' doc on Flynn McGarry opens in theaters November 9
Throughout history there have been prodigies in many fields: music (see Mozart); physics (see Enrico Fermi); painting (see Picasso); golf (see Michelle Wie and Tiger Woods); chess (see Judit Polgár and Magnus Carlsen). But Flynn McGarry is that rare child prodigy in the realm of cuisine. At the age of 19 he is already an acclaimed chef and restaurateur, known for astonishing creativity and exactitude in the kitchen.
The new film Chef Flynn, directed by Cameron Yates, documents the culinary sensation's obsession with cooking from its earliest manifestation, as a pre-teen who whipped up complex dishes at his home in Southern California.
Chef Flynn, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last January, opens in New York on November 9 and in LA a week later, with select cities nationwide to follow. A new trailer has been released, which captures the charm of the film and the artistic gifts of its main subject. Watch it 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.