Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place

Magic Trip: Ken Kesey’s Search for a Kool Place

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Abby Zimet

Turns out, when Ken Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters took off on their acid-fuelled odyssey across the country in their splashy school bus "Further" - with the wholly illicit Neal Cassady driving - they filmed, albeit haphazardly, the journey. Now there's a movie of the trip starring Kesey, that "classic American psychedelic superhero," always with "something bedrock, Western, sawmill" about him.

Filmmaker Alex Gibney on Kesey's art piece for a country "enveloped in fear": "He was saying, ‘Come out of your bomb shelter...Don’t be trapped in a maze.’”

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