Workman Arts and Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival presents
WILLIAM KURELEK’S THE MAZE
TORONTO FILM PREMIERE AND DISCUSSION EXPLORING ART, MENTAL HEALTH AND FAITH
Friday October 19th, 2012 7:00pm St. Anne’s Church 270 Gladstone Ave Toronto, Ontario
On Friday, October 19, Workman Arts and St. Anne’s Church present the Toronto premiere
of the feature-length documentary William Kurelek’s The Maze.
Brothers Nick and Zack Young produced, restored and reimagined their father’s unseen
1969 film about renowned Canadian artist, William Kurelek to bring this inspiring
documentary to life. This screening launches the 20th Anniversary of Rendezvous with
Madness and is held in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary celebration of the
founding of St Anne’s Church.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion exploring issues of art, mental
health, and faith. Confirmed as panel participants in the discussion on faith and
mental health are: Dr. Kwame McKenzie, Rev. Gary van der Meer, visual artist Lisa
Walter, filmmaker Nick Young, and William’s son Stephen Kurelek.
William Kurelek’s The Maze is 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, his struggles with attempted suicide and a
self professed “spiritual crisis.” Kurelek describes The Maze as “a painting of the
inside of my skull which I painted while in England as a patient in Maudsley and
Netherne psychiatric hospitals.”
William Kurelek’s The Maze is a timeless film about an artist, his creations, his
inner demons and the external influences – both good and bad – that shaped his work.
General Public $15
Limited Seating for Workman Arts Members* $5
Available at the Workman Arts Box Office at the door or online at
Prior to the screening, guests will have a rare opportunity to learn about the
magnificent art that graces the walls and ceilings of St. Anne’s Church created by
members of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries.
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