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25 October 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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If you enjoy documentaries, chances are you've seen and enjoyed Alex Gibney's Enron: The Smartest Guys In The Room and Taxi To The Dark Side. Now he's tackling a rather kooler subject with Magic Trip, the story of Ken Kesey's odyssey across America in 1964.

Kesey, as many of you will know, went on to write One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, but before that he joined the "Merry Band of Pranksters" and went on an LSD-fuelled cross-country trip (in every sense of the word). One of those accompanying him was Neal Cassady, the inspiration for Dean Moriarty in Jack Kerouac's hugely influential On The Road, and the whole thing already featured in Tom Wolfe's Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

Now Gibney's been given access to Kesey's footage of the journey by his family and, narrated by Stanley Tucci and some of those involved, has assembled it into an inside look at the counter-culture. Groovy.

 

Magic Trip is out November 18 here in the UK - and keep your eyes peeled for an Alex Gibney interview nearer the time.


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