Magnolia will release the film on a VOD platform before a theatrical release, which the distributor used on Gibney’sClient 9: The Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer. Gibney and Ellwood got access to raw footage of 16 mm stock which Kesey and the Pranksters intended to turn into a documentary but never did. They worked with the Film Foundation, History and UCLA Film Archives to restore over 100 hours of footage that went into chronicling a psychedelic 60s movement captured by Tom Wolfe in his book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. A movie adaptation of that book has been in development with Gus Van Sant at the helm and Richard Gladstein producing.
- Ken Kesey’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (voiceofrussia.com)
- Ken Kesey papers to remain at University of Oregon (kxly.com)
- Ken Kesey’s Magic Trip (thepenguinblog.typepad.com)