"FUN AND WISTFUL."
"...THIS IS THE STORY OF SUNNY, CASUAL WEST COAST VISIONARY UTOPIANS, TOLD FROM THE INSIDE OUT."
"...lively and absorbing...Filled with vivid color and amazing glimpses of ordinary and extraordinary life in the America of 1964..."
"It's the movie 'Yellow Submarine' should have been but didn’t know how to be."
"Like a hipster’s King Tut's tomb. Fans will find this reconstruction indispensable."
"A VIBRANT TIME-CAPSULE... A TREASURE TROVE."
"A trip well worth going on."
In 1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” set off on a legendary cross-country road trip to the New York World’s Fair. He was joined by “The Merry Band of Pranksters,” including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac’s “On the Road.” Kesey and the Pranksters intended to make a documentary about their trip, but the film was never finished and the footage has remained virtually unseen. With MAGIC TRIP, Oscar®-winning director Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood were given unprecedented access to this raw footage to create a documentary of this extraordinary piece of American history.
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The Ken Kesey Merry Prankster Collection is being preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding from the Film Foundation.