See Andy Warhol’s film ‘San Diego Surf’ March 16 at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (La Jolla). Filmed in 1968 shortly before Warhol was shot by a deranged fan, the film was first screened at Art Basel Miami in 2011.
San Diego Surf was filmed in La Jolla in May, 1968. Filmed in color on 16mm with two cameras, manned by Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey, the film features superstars Viva, Taylor Mead, Louis Waldon, Joe Dallesandro, Tom Hompertz, Ingrid Superstar, Eric Emerson, Nawana Davis, and others. Its loose narrative concerns an unhappily married couple with a baby who rent their beach house to a group of surfers.
One of the last films in which Warhol had direct involvement, San Diego Surf is being released by The Andy Warhol Museum, who holds all the copyrights to this film which has never before been publicly shown.