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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...

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...

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  

Van Halen’s “Fair Warning” Album Cover


Many of you may not know that the rock band Van Halen had used parts of William Kurelek’s painting “The Maze” for their 1981 album art work. There is an article about Van Halen’s “Fair Warning” album cover at Van Halen News Desk. The album cover remains as stirring and enigmatic as it was upon the day of the record’s release April 29, 1981. Yet few Van Halen fans know the story of that album art, which has a background...

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...

William Kurelek: The Messenger


William Kurelek: The Messenger is the largest art exhibition ever held of Kurelek’s work which is on tour across Canada from fall 2011 to fall 2012. The exhibition kicks off at Winnipeg Art Gallery on September 30th 2011. William Kurelek’s The Maze will be showing at Winnipeg Art Gallery on October 13th and November 26th. Tickets $10 • Available online, at the WAG front desk, at the door,  or by calling 789.0516 Join filmmaker Nick Young for a special Q&A session...

New site launched! THEMAZEMOVIE.COM


Welcome to the official website for the film “William Kurelek’s The Maze.” We will be updating this site regularly so please check back often. Add us on twitter @themazemovie