With her husband away indefinitely, a young mother struggles to nurture her son in the face of poverty, isolation and incarceration. FLUTTER explores the truest love on earth-the love of a mother and child.



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Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clem Beard ...
Bingo Gentleman
County Police Officer
Tamera Brown ...
City Police Officer 3
Raymond Estes ...
Bingo Winner
John Holt Hall ...
City Police Officer 1
George Hooker ...
Bingo Security Guard
Johnathan Huth Jr. ...
Marcus Hysmith ...


Johnathan is a nine-year-old boy who loves sea monsters, and his 300 lb. pet pig, named Wee Wee. Unlike most kids, Johnathan has nystagmus, which makes his eyes "flutter." He also suffers from severe narrow angle glaucoma; an acute condition that if untreated can lead to permanent blindness. JoLynn cares for Johnathan alone while her singer/songwriter husband David travels in search of his big break. To treat Johnathan, she grows hydroponic marijuana to relieve the painful intraocular pressure Glaucoma causes. She cooks the marijuana into brownies and feeds them to him in secret. David's parents, Mark and Linda, live nearby and provide for JoLynn and Johnathan as best they can on a fixed income. Linda is highly critical of JoLynn's ability to raise Johnathan. During her son's absence, Johnathan has become more undisciplined than Linda would like. While Mark tries to keep the peace, he is torn between his wife and their daughter-in-law, who he loves deeply. When JoLynn discovers that ... Written by Anonymous

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An unconditional love story.



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A beautiful, surreal experience that really hits home...
18 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In my opinion we are in an age where filmmakers and artists in general take the minimalist approach too far, leaving us to want more. This movie is not afraid to make you feel. It takes you through a span of emotion that never feels disingenuous. It lets you laugh, cry and most importantly, dream. The story is genuinely hilarious at times and completely heart wrenching at others. Perhaps my favorite aspect, was that scenes of a very real and gritty human experience are interwoven with beautiful surreal imagery that is at times even psychedelic. This is done seamlessly, just as life is when seen through the eyes of a child. Flutter entertains and let's us escape. That is after all what art was meant to do.

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