CHEF FLYNN d Cameron Yates, USA, 2018, 83 min, English Saturday, October 13 @ 4pm
CHEF FLYNN is a portrait of Flynn McGarry, probably the most wondrous wunderkind ever to hit the American culinary scene. At age 10, he corralled neighbourhood kids to act as line cooks; at 12, he founded a supper club at home; at 16, he garnered a NYTimes Magazine cover story. A genuine, self-taught and precocious gastronomic genius, it seems Flynn's every childhood move was captured by his mother, Meg – footage which provides back story when director Yates tells his tale. We feel the sting of online backlash to his emergence on the scene – and there's something ever-so-slightly unsettling about Meg's obsessive, sometimes oppressive parenting. That said, CHEF FLYNN shines as a showcase of Flynn's bewilderingly advanced culinary skills! World Premiere, Sundance; International Premiere, Berlin.
Festival and program screenings take place in Gwen Shea Hall at Centre Wakefield La Pêche located at 38 chemin de la Vallée-de-Wakefield.