Preview 'San Diego Surf,' one of Warhol's final films

05:00 AM, Mar 13, 2013

A screen shot from the new trailer for Andy Warhol's 'San Diego Surf.'/


Written By by Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY

One trailer I was excited to see today hypes a movie full of sunshine, surf and superstars.

It was also filmed about 45 years ago.

San Diego Surf marks one of the many film collaborations between Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey. A couple things make it stand out from the pack: One, it was one of Warhol’s last films; and two, it never screened.

On March 16 the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego will show San Diego Surf for the third time in history. (It debuted at Art Basel Miami Beach in 2011 and showed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 2012.)

The movie was shot in La Jolla, Calif., with Warhol behind the camera. If you’re familiar with the ’60s Factory scene, you’ll recognize regulars Viva, Taylor Mead and Joe Dallesandro.

Interview magazine’s oral history of the flick, notes that the surf movie contains little plot (no surprise there) and cast members didn’t actually know how to surf. The improvised dialogue includes gems like “I hope there are waves on Mars.”

Check out the preview:

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