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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...

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 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...

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


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...

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...

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  

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...