Summerdocs: ‘CHEF FLYNN’ on Saturday, August 25

In 2018, the Hamptons International Film Festival celebrates the 10th Anniversary SummerDocs series! 

The third film in this summer’s anniversary series is CHEF FLYNN on Saturday, August 25, at 7:00pm, at Guild Hall of East Hampton. The film will be followed by a conversation with director Cameron Yates and celebrated chef Flynn McGarry, hosted by HIFF Co-Chair Alec Baldwin and Artistic Director David Nugent.

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CHEF FLYNN

Director: Cameron Yates
Saturday, August 25 | 7pm
Guild Hall of East Hampton

While many of his peers were still playing with toy cars, Flynn McGarry was creating remarkable gastronomic delights at his home in Studio City, California. Enjoying unwavering support from his mother Meg, an artist who documented every step of his distinctive journey, he devoted himself entirely to his creative passion. Flynn loved to prepare elaborate dinners for friends and family and soon became known as the “Teen Chef,” establishing his own supper club at age 12 and being featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story at age 15. Before he was 16, he had staged in top restaurants in Los Angeles, New York, and Europe. But critics soon emerged who challenged Flynn’s rapid ascent in the culinary world, threatening to distract him from his dream. Pairing Meg’s exhaustive home videos with intimate vérité footage, director Cameron Yates (The Canal Street Madam) creates a collage of Flynn’s singular focus and one-of-a-kind childhood. The result is a uniquely comprehensive portrait of a young star’s rise as seen from the inside.

In conversation: director Cameron Yates and celebrated chef Flynn McGarry

Please join us for a cocktail reception prior to the screening of CHEF FLYNN, featuring food by the film’s subject—celebrated chef Flynn McGarry—at a private residence in East Hampton!

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“We are excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our SummerDocs series with three dynamic films covering a variety of topics, including a legendary actor, forgotten Broadway musicals and a culinary prodigy. Over the last decade we have captivated audiences with some of the most incredible storytelling and know that our 10th anniversary continues that tradition,” said HIFF Co-Chairman and SummerDocs series presenter Alec Baldwin.

Past SummerDocs selections, including ICARUS (2017), TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM (2013), LAST DAYS OF VIETNAM (2014), THE COVE (2009), SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (2012) and HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE (2012), have gone on to receive Academy Award® wins and nominations. Join us to discover new classic documentaries this summer!


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 returns to sponsor the Audience Award for the 2018 SummerDocs series. Candescent Films supports documentaries that illuminate social issues. Join the conversation @CandescentFilms.