If you're looking for something to do this Saturday, consider going to see "Edward Scissorhands" at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, a non-profit movie theater and educational center located on Philadelphia's Main Line.
Before Tim Burton was the Acadamy Award nominated master of all that is dark, gothic, and weird, in the early 80s he was working for Disney in their concept art department. In 1984, he directed a live-action movie for Disney called "Frankenweenie", which told the story of a young girl who is able to bring her recently deceased dog back to life after a tragic accadent. After the movie aired on TV, Burton was prompty fired for making such a dark movie for children.
Fast forward to 1990, and it had become clear why Burton wasn't right for Disney. Movies like "Batman" and "Beatlejuice" gave audiences a glimse into his wonderfully disturbing mind. That being said, it wasn't until "Edward Scissorhands" that the truly bizzare corners of Burton's mind were fully revealed.
"Edward Scissorhands" is a darkly comical romantic fantasy that stars Johnny Depp as Edward, a young gentle-hearted artificial creation that has scissors for hands. Graciously adopted by a suburban family, Edward falls in love with their beautiful teenage daughter Kim (Winona Ryder), and soon finds out that not everyone in town is as kind as his adopted family.
If you don't get a chance to see "Edward Scissorhands" this Saturday at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute, they are also showing Tim Burton's 2012 animated remake of "Frankenweenie" on Oct. 19, and his 1993 animated classic "The Nightmare Before Christmas" on Oct. 26.