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Schöner Trailer zur Doku „Magic Trip“ über die Hippie-Tour von Autor Ken Kesey („One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest“) und Neal Cassady (Wikipedia: „Teil der Beatniks, reiste viel zusammen mit Jack Kerouac durch die Vereinigten Staaten, und stand in den nächsten zwei Jahrzehnten auch mit Allen Ginsberg und William S. Burroughs in näherem Kontakt“) in ihrem LSD-Bus einmal quer durch die USA.
In 1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," set off on a legendary, LSD-fuelled cross-country road trip to the New York World's Fair. He was joined by "The Merry Band of Pranksters," a renegade group of counterculture truth-seekers, including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac's "On the Road," and the driver and painter of the psychedelic Magic Bus. Kesey and the Pranksters intended to make a documentary about their trip, shooting footage on 16MM, but the film was never finished and the footage has remained virtually unseen.
With MAGIC TRIP, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) and co-director Alison Ellwood were given unprecedented access to this raw footage by the Kesey family. They worked with the Film Foundation, HISTORY and the UCLA Film Archives to restore over 100 hours of film and audiotape, and have shaped an invaluable document of this extraordinary piece of American history.