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Take a Long, Strange Trip

Gothamist has a nice long chat with Alex Gibney, director of “Magic Trip,” now playing at Cinema Village. The film documents Ken Kesey’s legendary 1964 road trip to New York. At the time, Allen Ginsberg, who makes an appearance partying with Jack Kerouac, was living at 704 East Fifth Street. “Ginsberg is still on fire,” Gibney says of the footage, “You can see him; just exploding with vitality and ideas and charm. Kerouac is a broken man at that point.”