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International Festival of Films on Art


Hello everyone! We are very excited to announce that “William Kurelek’s The Maze” will be part of this years International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal. The International Festival of Film on Art (FIFA) is a non-profit organization devoted to the promotion and presentation of the finest productions on art and media art. A ten-day competitive festival, it is the most important annual event of its kind in the world. FIFA has become a focal point for artist and artisant...

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...

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...

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


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...

Back from Starz Denver Film Festival


We had three great screenings at Starz Denver Film Festival in November. Everyone seemed very moved by the film and responded to it in a very positive way. Very special thanks to everyone who worked at the festival and to longtime friends of the Young family, Ron Henderson, Kelly Clement and Howie Movshovitz! I believe our father Robert M. Young’s showed his film The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez at Starz Denver exactly 30 years ago. It was very special to...

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...