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An opening party for ACME's lobby exhibition "New Hope/Lambertville in the 60-70's." The party will feature a slideshow of photographs from that era by Rita Chesterton on the big screen, the lobby exhibition, music, refreshments and then the film, MAGIC TRIP.
Party 7- 8pm
Film 8 pm - 9:50 pm
EXHIBITION: Step back in time to see the creative characters, colorful events and local landmarks in both these communities during the era of free-love. Bring a copy of your own photo of either town at this time to add to the show “community wall”. Featured photographers: Jack Rosen and Rita Chesterton.
Co-presented with Lambertville Historical Society.
MAGIC TRIP: In 1964, Ken Kesey, the famed author of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” set off on a legendary cross-country road trip to the New York World’s Fair. He was joined by “The Merry Band of Pranksters,” including Neal Cassady, the American icon immortalized in Kerouac’s “On the Road.” Kesey and the Pranksters intended to make a documentary about their trip, but the film was never finished and the footage has remained virtually unseen. With MAGIC TRIP, Oscar®-winning director Alex Gibney and Alison Ellwood were given unprecedented access to this raw footage to create a documentary of this extraordinary piece of American history.
Rated R; 107 minutes