2016 - USA - IN ENGLISH - 82 MINUTES
A FILM BY KEITH MAITLAND
On August 1st, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded, and a shaken nation left trying to understand. Combining archival footage with rotoscopic animation in a dynamic, never-before-seen way, TOWER reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.
3.5 Stars! "Mass shootings have become so commonplace in America, they’ve taken on a surreal quality. Places, victims and villains blur into tragic headlines."
- Toronto Star
3 Stars! "creatively, effectively tells the story of a grim tragedy"
- Globe and Mail
4 Stars! "Maitland has worked close to the material, obtaining all the facts – from interviews of the surviving victims and then animating the action."
- Festival Reviews
- New York Times