Cinema: Dishonest Daydream

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE

Directed by MILTON KATSELAS

Screenplay by LEONARD GERSHE

The blind boy has only recently moved into the Haight-Ashbury district from a plush San Francisco suburb, where Mom smothered him with heaping portions of maternal concern. A guitarist and songwriter, he is anxious to make it on his own, maybe put together a nightclub act. Everyone is impressed with his songs and with his matter-of-fact courage about his handicap. "You're a beautiful person, inside and out," gushes the girl next door, who rapidly graduates to roommate status.

Leave it to Mom to bust up the match. She tells her son he can...

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