Toronto Premiere of William Kurelek’s The Maze – October 19th @ St. Anne’s Church

Toronto Premiere of William Kurelek’s The Maze – October 19th @ St. Anne’s Church

A Toronto film premiere and discussion exploring art, mental health, and faith.

Friday October 19, 2012
7:00 pm
St. Anne’s Church

270 Gladstone Ave
Toronto, OntarioGeneral Public $15
Limited Seating for Workman Arts Members* $5

Available at the Workman Arts Box Office at the door or online at
* Contact WA Membership and Training Manager Danica Brown at

7:00PM Guided Tour of the Art of the Historic St. Anne’s Church
8:00PM Premiere Screening of William Kurelek’s The Maze
9:15PM A panel discussion on art, mental health, and faith

On Friday, October 19, Workman Arts and St. Anne’s Church present the Toronto premiere of the feature-length documentary William Kurelek’s The Maze. Brothers Nick and Zack Young produced, restored and reimagined their father’s unseen 1969 film about renowned Canadian artist, William Kurelek to bring this inspiring documentary to life. This screening launches the 20th Anniversary of Rendezvous with Madness and is held in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary celebration of the founding of St Anne’s Church. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion exploring issues of art, mental health, and faith.

To date confirmed as panel participants in the discussion on faith and mental health are: Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Rev. Gary van der Meer, visual artist Lisa Walter, filmmaker Nick Young, and William’s son Stephen Kurelek.

William Kurelek’s The Maze is dramatically told through his paintings and his on-camera revelations. The film takes an intimate look into the life of one of the 20th century’s most fascinating artists, his struggles with attempted suicide and a self professed “spiritual crisis.” Kurelek describes The Maze as “a painting of the inside of my skull which I painted while in England as a patient in Maudsley and Netherne psychiatric hospitals.”

William Kurelek’s The Maze is a timeless film about an artist, his creations, his inner demons and the external influences – both good and bad – that shaped his work.

Exclusive Engagement
Prior to the screening, guests will have a rare opportunity to learn about the magnificent art that graces the walls and ceilings of St. Anne’s Church created by members of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries.

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