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Film Screening: Andy Warhol's San Diego Surf



Film Screening: Andy Warhol's San Diego Surf
UNITED STATES
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA  •  Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego  •  Ongoing
 
 
­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 at 5:30 PM. The film was recently released by The Andy Warhol Museum, and has only been shown at one other venue. It was screened at The Museum of Modern Art in New York in October 2012 and again last week (January 23-28). Guests who attend the West Coast premier at MCASD are also invited to 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 making the film. This never-before-seen footage was filmed by La Jollan Lee Pratt.

San Diego Surf was filmed on the shores of La Jolla in May 1968. 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.



Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Website



Detailed schedule information:
5:30 pm

Contact: MCASD La Jolla
700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037-4291

Tel: (1) 858 454 35 41

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