7:15 pm | Documentary
Fifty years after the iconic first Trip, Ken Kesey’s son Zane took the Furthur Bus – and his father’s legacy- back on the road, for its longest running tour in history. Armed with a new band of Merry Pranksters, the Furthur bus traveled over 15,000 miles in 75 days, riding into music festivals, community events, tribal gatherings and national landmarks, reestablishing itself as a symbol of radical self-expression and cultural revolution all across the country.
Through archive footage as well as over 400 hours of film, we explore the roots of a culture birthed in the early sixties, and how the mission of those first few idealists have influenced a new generation. This is an on-the-ground account of how Ken Kesey, the pranksters and the acid tests helped to generate a non-conformist society of freethinkers, artists and altruists who are now pushing the evolutionary envelope of human potential.
The film features Zane Kesey and original pranksters Ken Babbs, George Walker, Wavy Gravy, and Lee Quarnstrom, as well as luminaries of the psychedelic and festival scene, including Alex & Allyson Grey and Nahko & Medicine for the People.
The film was directed, shot, and edited by independent filmmakers Colby O’Neill, Matt Pidutti, and Lindsay Kent of Lotus Eaters Films/Krenshaw Films.
Touring with the cast & crew of the film and original Merry Prankster George Walker, musician John Welton, and voice actor & performance artist Alexander Polinksy. The crew will be traveling around the East coast in a bus dubbed The We Bus, owned by We Present founder & event producer Alex Scagz and painted by visionary artist Chris Dyer.