"The Maze is a painting of the inside of my skull", William Kurelek

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Mad in America's International Film Festival
Arlington, MA USA
Friday, Oct. 10th


Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Stratford, ON Canada
Co-presented with Workman Arts
Thursday, June 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Post-screening discussion with Nick Young and the artist's son, Stephen Kurelek.


ALIX Art Gallery in Sarnia
(Skype Q&A w/ director Robert M. Young & producer Zack Young)
Where: 147 Lochiel St. Sarnia, Ontario
When: Thurs, Sep. 19th, 7:00pm

OCAD University in Toronto
(Q&A w/ producer Nick Young)
Where: Auditorium, 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
When: Thurs, Sep. 19, 2013

Au Contraire Film Festival in Montreal
(panel w/ Stephen Kurelek, filmmakers, & curator of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts)
Where: Maxwell Cummings Auditorium at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1379 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec
When: Fri, October 18, 2013, 7:30pm
Tickets: acff.ca/schedule.html

Crest Theater in Westwood
Where: 1262 S. Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
When: Fri, Oct. 25th, 2013
When: Fri, Oct. 25th, 2013
- 7pm – Wine/cheese reception in the lobby
- 8pm - Film screening w/ an introduction by special guest Edward James Olmos
- 9:15pm – Post screening discussion with:
filmmakers Robert M. Young, Nick & Zack Young
Special guest Debra Linesch - Ph.D., MFT, ATR-BC, Director of the Graduate Department of Marital and Family Therapy (Clinical Art Therapy) at Loyola Marymount University
Special guest Barbara Drucker - Associate Dean of Academic Affairs - Director of Arts Education UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture

Wednesday, September 19th 2012 – 7:30 pm
Pacific Cinémathèque – Frames of Mind film series
1131 Howe Street, between Helmcken and Davie Streets
Vancouver, BC

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012 – 7:15 pm
Ventura Film Society
420 E. Santa Clara @ Oak Downtown Ventura
Sponsored by Studio Nothing
Filmmakers Robert M. Young, Nick Young and Zack Young will attend.

Friday, October 19th 2012 – 7:00 pm
Toronto film premiere and discussion exploring art, mental health, and faith.
Presented by Workman Arts and St. Anne’s Church
@ St. Anne’s Church 270 Gladstone Ave
Toronto, Ontario

May 29, 2012, 7:15 pm, at Cinecenta, 3800 Finnerty Road, University of Victoria

Art Gallery of Hamilton (CANADA) March 22nd, 2012 @ 6:30pm
w/ Q&A
visit: themazemovie.com/ for more info

The Mill Valley Film Festival - Oct 12th & 15th 2011

Winnipeg Art Gallery - Oct 13th & Nov 26th 2011

Starz Denver Film Festival - Nov 2nd - 13th 2011

read Bill Desowitz's article on Indie Wire about the film here: blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/2011/09/30/returning_to_kureleks_maze_/

William Kurelek’s The Maze is a documentary about the life of celebrated Canadian artist William Kurelek, dramatically told through his paintings and his on camera revelations. The film takes an intimate look into the life of one of the 20th century’s most fascinating artists and his struggles with attempted suicide and a self professed “spiritual crisis”. Kurelek describes The Maze as “a painting of the inside of [his] skull which [he] painted while in England as a patient in Maudsley and Netherne psychiatric hospitals.” Kurelek’s surrealistic painting , featured in the film, depicts a man’s unraveled head lying in a wheat field. A curled up laboratory rat, representing his spirit, is trapped inside a maze of unhappy thoughts and memories.

for more info visit: themazemovie.com

or like us @ facebook.com/kurelek

or follow us @ twitter.com/themazemovie

make sure to visit Kurelek.ca to see more of William Kurelek's art and learn about the major retrospective of his work at 3 major venues across Canada 2011-2012

Based on a film by Robert M. Young & David Grubin

Produced & Re-imagined by Nick Young & Zack Young

Visual FX & Music by Nick Young & Zack Young

Executive Produced by Irwin Young & Stanley Plotnick

The Maze painting appears courtesy of The Bethlem Royal Hospital Museum & Archives, London, UK and the estate of William Kurelek (c/o Wynick/Tuck Gallery)

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