Warhol’s San Diego Surf Film

San Diego Surf

In 1968, Andy Warhol and several of his art denizens moved into a house in La Jolla with the idea of making a film about surfers. While the film earned a title, San Diego Surf, it eschewed an audience. Warhol abandoned the film feeling it lacked an edge: “everybody was so happy being in La Jolla that the New York problems we usually made our movies about went away – the edge came right off everybody…I guess that’s why the whole thing turned out to be more of a memento of a bunch of friends taking a vacation together than a movie.” The Warhol Museum in Pittsburg will bring the film to screen in 2012 for the first time.


Drew Innis

A New Englander through and through, Drew grew up in Connecticut / New Hampshire and got over educated in Boston. He also lived on a beach in Southern California for some years. Film, photography, music and literature monopolize his time these days. Drew lives in Brooklyn, NY, eats too many cheeseburgers at the Commodore and hopes to carry on simply one day on a big piece of land by the sea without the computer or YouTube.

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