The Bad Film Society celebrates The Summer Of Love

Far-Out, Man! Calling All Flower Children. Get out your love beads, bellbottoms and patchouli oil. Exactly 40 years ago, hippies flocked to San Francisco to Tune-In, Turn-On and Drop-Out for The Summer of Love. To celebrate, The Bad Film Society is having A Love In; a groovy night of hippy-dippy revelry on Sunday, June 24, 6 p.m., at the Ashland Elks downstairs crash pad.

The feature will be the ultimate Haight-Ashbury exploitation film, "Psych-Out." Now forgotten Susan Strasberg got star billing, but then unknown actors Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern and Dean Stockwell will blow your mind as crazed hippies. Psychedelic bands The Seeds and The Strawberry Alarm Clock let it all hang out. This was the only commercial film to capture the Haight on location at a quintessential moment in time. Unbelievably, American Bandstand's Dick Clark, trying to be "hep", produced this flick!

Also in the bill will be some outtasight shorts including portions of The Hippie Temptation, an ultra-rare CBS news program filmed also in Haight-Ashbury with Harry Reasoner in 1967!

Wear your most outrageous hippie outfit for a trippy costume contest. Let Your Freak Flag Fly! Right On, Bro, Right On!

Please bring some righteous munchies for the potluck dinner open to all members before the feature.

Also, don't miss the fourth episode of the 1939 serial "The Phantom Creeps." Starring bad film favorite Bela Lugosi as Dr. Zorka who has a giant snarling robot, an invisibility belt, a z-ray gun and mechanical death spiders.

Also, unload your trashy videos for door prizes in our humiliating and hilarious raffle. For information check out our Web site /badfilm

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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