1572 California Street
San Francisco, California

Psychedelic Documentary of Ken Kesey’s Drug-Fueled Magic Bus Trip
Opens Friday, August 5, 2011 in the Bay Area

Landmark Theatres Engagements begin Friday, August 5, 2011
Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre, 1572 California Street, San Francisco (415) 561-0455
Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas, 2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley (510) 464-5980

Showtimes and tickets will be available by August 2, 2011 at: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/tickets and theatre box office.

Berkeley Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187749201286184
San Francisco Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120877984672998


Magnolia Pictures presents MAGIC TRIP, opening August 5, 2011 at Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre in San Francisco and Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley.

MAGIC TRIP is a freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters’ legendary LSD-fuelled cross-country road trip in the psychedelic Magic Bus (named “Further”). In 1964 29-year-old Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, decided to drive across the country to the New York World’s Fair and film the trip. He was joined by a renegade group of counterculture truth-seekers, including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac’s On the Road, who drove the bus, fueled by Speed, talking a mile a minute. Much footage was shot on the eventful (and sometimes hilarious) journey, but the film was never finished and the footage has remained virtually unseen. Directors Alex Gibney (Gonzo: the Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson and the Academy Award-winning Taxi to the Dark Side) and Alison Ellwood were given unprecedented access to this raw footage. Restoring over 100 hours of film and audiotape, they have shaped an invaluable document of this extraordinary piece of American history. Narrated by Stanley Tucci.

Official Website: http://www.magictripmovie.com
Find the film on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MagicTripMovie

Official Selection, 2011 San Francisco International Film Festival
Official Selection, 2011 Sundance Film Festival

“Ever wonder what it’s like to drop acid? Look no further…This MAGIC TRIP is guaranteed to blow your mind.” - Sundance Film Festival

“Indispensible! The counter-cultural equivalent of an archaeological dig— or maybe an acid flashback…The use of period archival footage and music are terrific.” —John Anderson, Variety

“An impressive job bringing coherence to the incoherent, and giving a vivid sense for the cultural importance of the trip. It has to be seen to be believed!” —Nathan Andersen, Creative Loafing

“A vibrant time-capsule… a treasure trove” – Craig Detweiler, Paste Magazine

The film’s running time is 107 minutes; it is rated R.

We encourage you to share this info with friends, colleagues, and moviegoers. To add your name to Landmark Theatres weekly e-mail list and become eligible for free preview screenings, free CD music and other information about films playing at Landmark Theatres please sign up at: http://filmclub.landmarktheatres.com/

Official Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120877984672998

Added by landmark on July 28, 2011

Interested 1