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

Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson) worked with the UCLA Film archives to assemble this time-capsule documentary. It's made up of more than 100 freshly restored hours of film and audiotape, captured by famed author Ken Kesey during a legendary, LSD-fuelled road tip to the New York World's Fair in 1964. Joined by his "Merry Band of Pranksters," Kesey set out in a psychedelic school bus called "Further" to subject America to what Tom Wolfe later dubbed The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Kesey's long-lost historical footage has been virtually unseen up until now and comes to light courtesy of the Kesey family. Timothy Leary, Jack Kerouac, Jerry Garcia, Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, Ram Dass: They're all here in convenient acid flashback form. 107 minutes