“The film shows the difficult reality behind McGarry’s seemingly effortless rise to culinary wunderkind… [And] shatters many misconceptions surrounding McGarry’s journey.” – FORBES
Chef Flynn captures the coming of age of a prodigy chef, as he navigates a sea of sudden fame, bullying, and his untraditional family dynamics. In 2008, Flynn McGarry opened a supper club in the living room of his California home at ten years old, using his classmates as line cooks and serving a seasonal foraged tasting menu to wide-eyed Los Angelenos. As the years pass by, Flynn grows both as a chef and teenager and eventually outgrows his family kitchen and his mother’s camera. Featuring over eighteen years of personal archival footage as well as intimate vérité, this portrait is not only the study of a rising star thrown into the media spotlight at an early age, but also a reflection on motherhood and what it means to give up one’s own identity in furtherance of a child’s passion.
Director Cameron Yates will be featured in a post-screening discussion.
Fee: $20. Tickets on sale Wednesday, June 27 at www.aspenshowtix.com, (970) 920-5770, or in person at the Wheeler Opera House box office.
Society of Fellows may reserve complimentary tickets to this event by emailing SOF@aspeninstitute.org or calling 970.544.7980.