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R| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Directors Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood present footage culled from a road trip to the 1964 New York World's Fair, which author Ken Kesey and the Merry Band of Pranksters made while on drugs.

Cast: Stanley Tucci

Directors: Alex Gibney , Alison Ellwood

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (2011)

Release Date: January 21st, 2011|1 hr. 30 min.

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  • The period footage shows all the principals, including Neal Cassady, who was only 38 but looked 52. Ken Kesey emerges as the film's hero - he is presented as a great American adventurer, the psychological equivalent of Lewis and Clark. Maybe that's not as ridiculous as it sounds. show more

  • It's the lysergic soap opera going on among Kesey, Neal Cassady, and various pals, scribes, spouses, and hangers-on piled onto the rainbow-hued school bus that's at the heart of this rollicking road pic. show more

  • The title's accurate; there are lots of minor but magical moments, like witnessing the accidental invention of tie-dye. show more

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