Thursday, June 2, 2011

New trailer: Alex Gibney's The Magic Trip

After a well-reviewed premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this past winter, Alex Gibney's documentary The Magic Trip is heading into wider release, and you can now check out the trailer, embedded above.

Along with co-director Alison Ellwood, Alex put together 16mm footage that author Ken Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters took on their road trip, famously chronicled by Tom Wolfe in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. The film includes rare footage of culture figures from Timothy Leary to The Grateful Dead, much of it never before seen by audiences. The Magic Trip will be available to view on demand in July, and will hit theaters in select cities this August.