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Butterfly Boxing is a sweeping fable, employing magical realism to chronicle a city threatened by gentrification and at risk of losing its dreams. Rose, a talented photographer, is visited by Ant in her dreams, as he urges her to follow her path. Instead, she denies this vision, choosing to run her family’s Timeless business. When her home and business are put in jeopardy by rising rent and greedy developers, her landlord, Amari, forces his brother, Cassius (aka Cash), to fight in a boxing match in hopes of winning the prize money to pay off their loans. Amari must decide if his dusty dream is worth pushing Cash beyond the brink. Rose and Cash, however, must decide if they really want the status quo, or if they should leave it all behind and embark on a greater journey.