Magic Trip

Starring Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady and The Merry Band of Pranksters - A Film by Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood - Available on DVD

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Press

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"FUN AND WISTFUL."

-The Huffington Post

"...THIS IS THE STORY OF SUNNY, CASUAL WEST COAST VISIONARY UTOPIANS, TOLD FROM THE INSIDE OUT."

-The Seattle Times

"...lively and absorbing...Filled with vivid color and amazing glimpses of ordinary and extraordinary life in the America of 1964..."

-The Oregonian

"It's the movie 'Yellow Submarine' should have been but didn’t know how to be."

-The Boston Globe

"Like a hipster’s King Tut's tomb. Fans will find this reconstruction indispensable."

-Variety

"A VIBRANT TIME-CAPSULE... A TREASURE TROVE."

-Paste Magazine

"A trip well worth going on."

-Film School Rejects

About The Film

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.

R - for drug content, language and some nudity.

Cast & Crew

Cast:
Ken Kesey
Neal Cassady
The Merry Band of Pranksters
The Grateful Dead

Directors:
Alison Ellwood
Alex Gibney

Producers:
Will Clarke
Alex Gibney
Alexandra Johnes

Executive Producers:
David McKillop
Molly Thompson
Robert Belau
David Kowitz
Gareth Wiley

Design and Animated Sequences by:
Imaginary Forces

The Ken Kesey Merry Prankster Collection is being preserved by UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding from the Film Foundation.


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