While his peers were still playing with toy cars, Flynn McGarry was creating remarkable gastronomic delights. This “Teen Chef,” created his own supper club at age 12 and being featured in a New York Times cover story at age 15. Food/Wine served.
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. NR, 83 MIN
Bites for the evening from the culinary program at the St. Helena Montessori School, featuring fresh produce from the school’s garden. We will be pouring Napa Valley wines.
CinemaBites benefits the St. Helena Farmers’ Market and the Cameo Cinema’s Arts Programs. Tickets $45 inclusive Doors open at 4:45 pm
Each year we create four events featuring handcrafted ‘cinemabites’ from noted Napa Valley Chefs, paired with films that explore the world of food and wine, from fine dining to farm-to-table to food truck cuisine. Legendary Napa Valley wines compliment your meal. Proceeds benefit the St. Helena Farmers’ Market and the Cameo’s educational programs.
Tickets $45 (inclusive of film, food and wine)