CAST: Violett Beane, Louie Arnette, Blair Jackson DIRECTOR: Keith Maitland TUESDAY FILM SERIES
August 1st 1966 was the day our innocence was shattered. A sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the iconic University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes in what was a previously unimaginable event. TOWER combines archival footage with rotoscopic animation of the dramatic day, based entirely on first person testimonies from witnesses, heroes and survivors, in a seamless and suspenseful retelling of the unfolding tragedy. The film highlights the fear, confusion, and visceral realities that changed the lives of those present, and the rest of us, forever - a day when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.
Maitland's experimental approach to a tricky subject leaves viewers with a deeper understanding of a terrible moment in American history.Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times
Whether we're talking about fictional filmmaking or documentaries, Tower is one of the best films of the year.Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Picks