In 1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of One Flew Over the CuckooGÇÖs Nest, set off on a legendary, LSD-fuelled cross-country road trip to the New York WorldGÇÖs Fair. He was joined by GÇ£The Merry Band of Pranksters,GÇ¥ a renegade group of counterculture truth-seekers, including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalised in KerouacGÇÖs GÇ£On the RoadGÇ¥. Kesey and the Pranksters intended to make a documentary about their trip, shooting hours of 16mm footage, but the film was never finished and the footage has remained virtually unseen...until now. Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood were given unprecedented access to this raw footage by the Kesey family. Working with the Film Foundation, HISTORY and the UCLA Film Archives, they restored over 100 hours of film and audiotape to create the extraordinary, joyous, LSD-laced MAGIC TRIP.
Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place