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Screenings in the Fall


    Enter William Kurelek’s The Maze With Screenings in the Fall We have some special screenings of William Kurelek’s The Maze happening this fall inToronto, Ottawa, & Montreal, along with others.  Please stay tuned as we’ll be announcing more details in the coming weeks and let us know if you’d like the film to come to your city.  In the meantime, we’re proud to announce the Montreal screening at the inaugural edition of the Au Contraire Film Festival, inspired by Toronto’s Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival. The festival...

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...

Rendezvous with Madness Nov. 13th in Toronto


We are excited to announce that William Kurelek’s The Maze will be part of this years film festival Rendezvous with Madness. Rendezvous with Madness (RWM) is the world’s first and longest running film festival showcasing films that address issues of mental health and/or addiction. The festival provides a unique opportunity for filmmakers to screen their work and has grown into a filmmaker favourite over the past eighteen years. The film will be playing on Tuesday, November 13 at 8:30 PM at...

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...

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


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 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...

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...