San Diego Surf
1968/1996. USA. Andy Warhol. 90 min.
Introduced by Taylor Mead
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
San Diego Surf
1968/1996. USA. Directed by Andy Warhol. With Viva, Taylor Mead, Joe Dallesandro, Louis Waldon, Ingrid Superstar. The most influential artist of the latter half of the twentieth century, Andy Warhol has been a frequent presence in To Save and Project (past editions of the festival have included The Chelsea Girls, Face, and The Velvet Underground in Boston). A characteristically informal narrative, San Diego Surf concerns an unhappily married couple (Taylor Mead and Viva), new parents who rent their beach house to a group of surfers. Filmed with two 16mm cameras by Warhol and Paul Morrissey in May 1968, San Diego Surf was the first movie Warhol made in California in the five years since Tarzan and Jane Regained, Sort of…. It was also one of the last films in which the artist had direct involvement; in June 1968, Warhol was shot by Valerie Solanas, after which his work behind the movie camera came largely to an end. San Diego Surf was only partially edited and never released. In 1995, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. commissioned Paul Morrissey to complete the editing, based on existing notes and the rough cut. Never before shown to the public—and presented by its irrepressible star, the great Taylor Mead—San Diego Surf is a significant addition to an epic oeuvre. Restored by The Andy Warhol Foundation and released by The Andy Warhol Museum as part of the museum's larger mission of promoting and safeguarding Andy Warhol's legacy. 90 min.
In the Film exhibition To Save and Project: The 10th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation
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