The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
*Edward Scissorhands*. 1990 USA. Directed by Tim Burton. Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox/Photofest

Edward Scissorhands. 1990. USA. Directed by Tim Burton. Screenplay by Caroline Thompson, based on a story by Burton, Caroline Thompson. With Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price. 35mm print. 105 min.

High up on a hill is the castle where the Inventor lives. After years of tinkering with various machines and weird contraptions, he finally creates Edward, but the Inventor dies before he can complete Edward’s hands. Edward, ever resourceful, uses metal scissors for his own unique hands. Always an outsider, a lady named Peg brings Edward into her home, where he is warmly welcomed by the neighbors—until he starts messing with their shrubbery.

This film accompanies Modern Matinees: Vincent Price.