Museum of Contemporary Art to screen Andy Warhol’s La Jolla surf film, March 16

One of the last films that American Pop artist Andy Warhol had direct involvement with, “San Diego Surf,” will screen at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16 in Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla.

A still from ‘San Diego Surf,’ which was shot in La Jolla by Andy Warhol and crew. Courtesy

It has been released by The Andy Warhol Museum, which holds all the copyrights to the film that has never been shown publicly.

Warhol produced more than 4,000 reels of film between 1963 and 1971, when the works were withdrawn from circulation.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.

“San Diego Surf “ was shot in La Jolla in May 1968. Filmed in color on 16mm with two cameras, manned by 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.

Tickets are $8 at (858) 454-3541,

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