[Video Link] The LA Times writes about a new documentary, Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place.
Over the decades, Kesey, who died in 2001, attempted to edit the footage into a documentary but was never able to fashion his feature film. Eventually, the material ended up in cardboard boxes in the muddy barn of the Oregon farm owned by Zane Kesey, the author's son.
Now, thanks to extensive restoration efforts, documentarians Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood have realized Kesey's dream. The pair's latest film, "Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place," opened Friday at the Nuart in West Los Angeles. It offers an illuminating first-person look into the excursion, widely acknowledged as a cornerstone of the decade's psychedelic movement.
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