Really bad Hanukkah film this weekend

People are invited to celebrate Hanukkah, X-mas, Kwanzaa or winter and bring a white elephant gift to The Bad Film Society on Sunday, Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. downstairs in the Ashland Elks' Club.

The feature will be "The Hebrew Hammer," a comic and extra-rude Jewish take on the classic "blaxsploitation" films of the 1970s.

The film stars Adam Goldberg in the title role of the holiday farce as a streetwise Jewish private detective. Santa's evil son, Damian, played by Andy Dick, is pushed over the edge by his father's liberal policies. Damian murders Santa and steps into the vacated role and launches a nefarious worldwide campaign to eradicate the Jewish Holiday, Hanukkah. The Hebrew Hammer, and his girlfriend Esther Bloomenbergensteinthal, join forces with the African-American Kwanzaa Liberation Front and try to save the day.

Before the feature, bad yuletide holiday TV shows and snippets will be screened. Featured will be the The Monkees, Dame Edna, South Park and more.

The event will also feature the 14th episode of the serial "The Lost Planet" from 1953.

"On the par with an Ed Wood movie, it's considered the worst serial ever made with unintentionally hilarious dialogue like 'How are we going to find it, it's the Lost Planet,' according to event organizer Ed Polish. "It was the last sci-fi serial ever made "¦ for good reason."

Members should bring holiday treats for a potluck dinner before the feature. The event will wrap up with a white elephant gift exchange.

For information see The entrance to the Ashland Elks is on Will Dodge Way, the alley between E. Main and Lithia Way and First and Second streets. Look for the "Elks Dining" sign. The private Elks parking lot will be open for use. To park, enter on Second Street. There is a $3 donation requested to cover the costs of the room rental and supplies.

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