Showing Oct. 2nd – Ventura Film Society

Showing Oct. 2nd – Ventura Film Society

“American director Robert M. Young (VFS CAREER TRIBUTE 2009) returns with his recently rediscovered 1970 film about the disturbing life and art of the renowned Canadian painter William Kurelek. This painter’s harrowing journey and eventual redemption are brilliantly evoked by the director’s sons, Nick and Zack Young, through their use of digital animation and sound desin they have joined their father in a unique collaboration, the vibrant reimagining of a forty year old film made before they were born.” -(VFS) William...

Showing Sept. 19th – Frames of Mind film series

Showing Sept. 19th – Frames of Mind film series

Pacific Cinémathèque is pleased to join with the Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry in presenting “Frames of Mind,” a monthly event utilizing film and video to promote professional and community education on issues pertaining to mental health and illness. Screenings, accompanied by presentations and panel discussions, are held on the third Wednesday of each month. This month William Kurelek’s The Maze Wednesday, September 19 2012 – 7:30pm Pacific Cinémathèque 1131 Howe Street, between Helmcken and Davie Streets...

URBANITE – Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – August 10th – Mix | Mingle | Muse

URBANITE – Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – August 10th – Mix | Mingle | Muse

URBANITE returns for another fun & engaging evening at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, this time inspired by the non-conformist spirit of iconic Canadian painter, William Kurelek.  Advance tix on sale July 17. Note that 250 tickets are sold in advance, the remainder are available at the door. On Friday August 10th, celebrate the acclaimed exhibition William Kurelek: The Messenger, now on it’s final stop of its cross-Canada tour.  You’ll want to reserve your tickets early for this popular evening...

Showing August 16th and 17th in Greater Victoria, British Columbia

Showing August 16th and 17th in Greater Victoria, British Columbia

August 16th, 2012  7:00pm Showing at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – as part of the exhibition William Kurelek’s | The Messenger Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 1040 Moss Street After a sellout screening in May, join us for a reprise of “William Kurelek’s The Maze.” A fascinating documentary about William Kurelek’s life as told through his paintings and dramatic on screen revelations. The screening will be followed by discussion with filmmaker Zack Young and Stephen Kurelek, the aritst’s son, who...

Showing in Greater Victoria, British Columbia

Showing in Greater Victoria, British Columbia

William Kurelek’s The Maze will be showing in Greater Victoria at the University of Victoria on May 29th. The screening is in association with the exhibit William Kurelek: The Messenger which opens at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on May, 25th 2012. The screening will take place at CINECENTA Cinecenta, 3800 Finnerty Road, University of Victoria May 29, 7:15 pm Filmmaker Nick Young will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A along with Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Chief...

HISTORY OF THE FILM – Over 40 years in the making

HISTORY OF THE FILM – Over 40 years in the making

HISTORY OF THE FILM In 1969, filmmaker Robert M. Young was approached by professor James Maas of Cornell University to make a film about “psychotic art”. When Robert Young saw William Kurelek’s painting The Maze in Maas’s slide collection, he knew that he had to make a film about the man who painted it. “What was so remarkable about this painting to me”, says director Robert M. Young, “was that I felt I was looking into someones mind. It had...

Two sold out screenings of “The Maze” at the Art Gallery of Hamilton!

Two sold out screenings of “The Maze” at the Art Gallery of Hamilton!

I just got back from Hamilton, Canada where we had two sold out screenings of “William Kurelek’s The Maze” at the Art Gallery of Hamilton as part of the major exhibition “The Messenger“.  What helped make these screenings so special was that  fans of Kurelek could walk around the gallery before and after the screening and see many of the paintings that were featured in the film.  Also, many of Kurelek’s family members were there to witness the film for...

Showing at the Art Gallery of Hamilton on March 22nd & 23rd 2012

Showing at the Art Gallery of Hamilton on March 22nd & 23rd 2012

William Kurelek’s The Maze will be showing at the Art Gallery of Hamilton as part of the exhibition William Kurelek: The Messenger Thursday, March 22nd and Friday, March 22rd 2012. Stephen Kurelek (the artist’s son) and Nancy Kurelek (the artist’s sister) will participate in a post-screening Q&A with filmmakers Nick Young and Zack Young. For tickets and info: CLICK HERE 

William Kurelek: The Messenger at The Art Gallery of Hamilton

William Kurelek: The Messenger at The Art Gallery of Hamilton

William Kurelek: The Messenger opened at the Art Gallery of Hamilton on Jan. 28th and will be there until April 29th 2012. There will be a special screening of “William Kurelek’s The Maze” on Thursday March 22nd and Friday March 23rd at the exhibition. Stephen Kurelek (the artist’s son) and Nancy Kurelek (the artist’s sister) to participate in a post-screening Q&A with filmmakers Nick Young and Zack Young For tickets Click Here For more info on the exhibition please visit artgalleryofhamilton.com  

In the Works: OUT OF THE MAZE

In the Works: OUT OF THE MAZE

We are currently working on a film titled “Out of the Maze” that will accompany the documentary “William Kurelek’s The Maze” upon the film’s release. “Out of the Maze” will include interviews with Kurelek’s son Stephen, daughter Cathy, his art dealer Avrom Isaacs, filmmaker Robert M. Young, two of his assistants Sylvia Chan & Kenneth St. Onge, as well as many others.  The film will include never before seen paintings by Kurelek and offer personal insights into Kurelek’s life  and art. The film’s...