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February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Not only does our beloved Edward Scissorhands have a very obvious physical impairment (he has scissors for hands in case you didn’t know, bit restricting), but he also enters into a community in which he is first and foremost perceived as an attraction.Could we call him the ‘freak’ of the community? Edward is adopted into a family home which he struggles to adapt to because of his scissorhands and need for support with basic things. Despite displaying talents, the community seem to take advantage of him rather than respect him. Edward is bullied back into isolation by the very community that pretended to accept and embrace him. These are all common experiences of disabled people, especially those who’ve grown up around people with a limited understanding and acceptance of disability. I believe this film is a vital, but too often overlooked landmark of disability in film. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:44bde84e-9415-474a-9209-b00ff7897851