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

Release Date: January 21st, 2011

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.

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Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

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critic reviews( 3 )
  • 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 filmmakers' fidelity to their source material is admirable, but more historical context could have made this Trip as illuminating as it is magical. show more

  • For those already somewhat familiar with the subject, the directors' distillation of these 40 hours of film will expand their knowledge - if not their consciousness. But other viewers may spend the whole movie wondering exactly when the merry magic is going to kick in. show more

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