NW Film Center presents EDWARD SCISSORHANDS at Top Down: Rooftop Cinema + music by Alameda

Thu, Aug 21, 2014 at 8pm

  • All Ages, Bar with ID
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US 1990
DIRECTOR: TIM BURTON
Tim Burton’s artistry is in full bloom in this enchanting tale of young Edward (Johnny Depp)—the unfinished creation of a mad scientist (Vincent Price, in his final screen role), who is left with scissors as fingers. Avon lady Peg Boggs (Dianne Wiest) wanders a bit off her route one day, discovers his castle, and takes him home, where he meets and falls for her daughter Kim (Winona Ryder). A whiz with topiary, Edward is initially an exotic curiosity, but soon the denizens of this suburbia of Easter egg–colored, ranch–style homes tag this sweet boy as a monster and the persecution begins. Can young love survive? (105 mins.)

Music by Alameda
Sponsored by Artists Repertory Theater. Band sponsor: Vortex Magazine.


Doors at 7pm; Music at 8pm; Film at dusk.

Entry for advance ticket holders is guaranteed until 8:30 PM. Advance tickets ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee entry after 8:30 PM.

Advance ticket holders who arrive after 8:30 PM but are not admitted to the screening (in the case of a sell-out) may exchange their tickets for another Top Down screening. There are no refunds or exchanges for arrivals after the film begins (c. 9 PM) or for entirely missed screenings. We appreciate your understanding.

A limited number of chairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so feel free to bring a chair, pillow, or blanket, along with a light sweater or jacket. Please, no pets or outside food or drink. Day-of weather updates at nwfilm.org.


NW Film Center

Top Down Film Festival (atop the Hotel deLuxe's parking structure)

SW 15th & Yamhill
Portland, OR 97205

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