Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Chef Flynn

2018, Cameron Yates, USA, 82 min.

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Show Times

  • Fri, Dec 7th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Dec 7th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Dec 8th 5:30pm
  • Sat, Dec 8th 7:15pm
  • Sun, Dec 9th 3:30pm
  • Mon, Dec 10th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Dec 11th 8:15pm
  • Wed, Dec 12th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Dec 13th 8:30pm
Chicago premiere!

“Takes an honest look at child food prodigy Flynn McGarry, warts and all.”--Alan Ng, Film Threat

“Involving and mouth-watering...Gets beyond the hype surrounding culinary prodigy Flynn McGarry."-John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

Marvels of gastronomy that will take your breath away are just the amuse-bouche for juicy family melodrama that begins when ten-year-old Flynn McGarry (a recent Chicago Ideas Week lecturer) takes over cooking duties from his divorced mother and proves a culinary quick study who’s running his own gourmet supper club from their Los Angeles living room by the time he’s twelve. This revealing profile of child-prodigy chef Flynn goes way behind the scenes to portray the drama surrounding an ambitious helicopter mom and relentlessly precocious son locked in a symbiotic relationship that may ultimately result in rebellion. As innovative food creations flow non-stop from the home-schooled kid’s remarkably professional bedroom kitchen, The New York Times, Time magazine, and other national media outlets make him a star. Filmmaker Yates (THE CANAL STREET MADAM) blends footage shot over the years by Flynn’s filmmaker mother Meg (KISSHUI) with his own intimate coverage of the young chef’s rapid rise and the tumultuous process of opening a pop-up Manhattan restaurant at the age of seventeen. DCP digital. (BS)

December 12, 2018: Portia Belloc Lowndes, Founder of Slow Food Chicago, co-author of The Slow Guide to Chicago, and owner of Project Feast--a local special events and catering company. She is was previously on the Board of Directors of Green City Market.

Eda is an alumna of Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School and on the Board of Directors of Green City Market. Eda works to help educate children about healthy eating. She is also an Advisory Board member of the Gene Siskel Film Center.

Cade Missner, Eda’s 11 year old son, began experimenting with cooking on his own at age five and was the first to host three of his birthday parties at Williams Sonoma and assist alongside Master Chef Participant, Tommy Walton, and Master Chef Season 6 Winner, Claudia Sandoval. Cade’s favorite meal to cook is his own recipe for spaghetti sauce and meatballs.

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