Film Screening > Andy Warhol's San Diego Surf
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If you have already reserved a ticket online, you may pick it up at will call (with ID) at the MCASD box office beginning at 2:30 PM the day of the event. Please plan to arrive early to pick up your ticket and get a good seat. There will be no late seating at the event.
In May 1968, Andy Warhol filmed San Diego Surf on the shores of La Jolla. It was only partially edited and never released—until now. MCASD La Jolla will host the West Coast premier of the film on Saturday, March 16. Guests are invited to come early for a pre-screening happy hour beginning at 4:30 PM, which will include light snacks and a no-host bar as well as the opportunity to view archival footage of Warhol and Paul Morrissey filming on Black's Beach. This never-before-seen footage was shot by former La Jollan and cinematographer Lee Pratt.
San Diego Surf was shot in color on 16mm with two cameras manned by Warhol and collaborator Paul Morrissey. The film features Factory 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 (Taylor Mead and Viva) that rent their beach house to a group of surfers. After it was filmed, the work was only partially edited and never released. In 1995-96, The Andy Warhol Foundation commissioned Morrissey, under the supervision of Foundation curator Dara Meyers-Kingsley, to complete the editing based on existing notes and the rough cut.
Andy Warhol produced more than 4,000 reels of film between 1963 and 1971, when the works were withdrawn from circulation. In the early 1980s a project began to preserve and re-release his films. One of the last films in which Warhol had direct involvement, San Diego Surf is being released by The Andy Warhol Museum.
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