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William Kurelek’s The Maze UK Premiere


We are thrilled to announce that this coming February, we will be bringing William Kurelek’s The Maze to London. We can hardly express how meaningful this event will be for us; our journey of completing these two films began over 40 years ago when our father travelled to London to see with his own eyes and film The Maze painting. Now we will come full circle, seeing the masterpiece ourselves while sharing Kurelek’s story with a fresh new audience across the pond. The premiere...

Showing Oct. 14th at the Syracuse International Film Festival


We are excited to announce that William Kurelek’s The Maze will be showing at the Syracuse International Film Festival.  The screening will take place on Sunday Oct. 14th at 1 pm. at CNY Jazz Central in Syracuse, NY. Director Robert M. Young will be a special guest at the screening and will be conducting a Q&A following the screening. Tickets can be purchased at the venue 30 minutes prior to screening. For more information please visit http://filminsyracuse.com/ CNY Jazz Central 441 East Washington St. Syracuse,...

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 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 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...

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 

Showing at the 2011 Starz Denver Film Festival


We are excited to announce that “William Kurelek’s The Maze” will be at this years Starz Denver Film Festival. Showtimes: Thursday, November 10, 7:00pm Advance tix sold out. Tickets may be available 1 hour prior to show time. Friday, November 11, 4:15 PM Denver FilmCenter/Colfax BUY TICKETS Saturday, November 12, 2:45 PM Starz FilmCenter BUY TICKETS Colorodo Public Radio film critic Howie Movshovitz picked “William Kurelek’s The Maze” as one of three films that you don’t want to miss at...

Mill Valley Film Festival Premiere!


We recently got back from premiering “William Kurelek’s The Maze” at the 2011 Mill Valley Film Festival. We had two successful screenings and the audience response was aMAZEing! Very special thanks to Mark Fishkin, Kelly Clement and everyone at the festival who made it so special! One of the producers of the film, Zack Young gave an interview for Marin TV at the festival. Click Here to check it out. The interview starts about 7 minutes into the video. Check...

Premiering at the 2011 Mill Valley Film Festival


William Kurelek’s The Maze will be premiering at the 2011 Mill Valley Film Festival. Wednesday October 12th 2011 @ 7:15 PM – Sequoia Theatre, Mill Valley, CA Saturday October 15th 2011 @ 5:15 PM – Smith Rafael Film Center – San Rafael Click Here for tickets