Directed by Ray Jenness, “Butterflies are Free” is perfect summertime entertainment. It’s the story of a young blind aspiring singer-songwriter, Don Baker, who is living away from his overprotective mother for the first time in a Manhattan apartment. When a free-spirited actress, Jill Tanner, moves into the apartment next door, Don bonds withher over music and literature – and some sex. His pushy Scarsdale mothercomes for a surprise and unwelcome visit and clashes with the headstrongJill. But, in the end, though she’s always been a smothering influence, Mom now shows that she has always tried to have Don’s best interestat heart. And now she understands that it has to be on Don’s terms. “Butterflies” debuted in 1969 at the Booth Theater in New York City and,as a successful movie in the 1970’s, with Goldie Hawn, Eileen Heckart,and Eddie Albert, it won several Golden Globe and Oscar awards.
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