2016 • 82 minutes
25 reviews
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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.

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25 reviews
Alfred McAlister
January 18, 2017
Maitland is wise to avoid sensational interest in the killer and instead to feature the most foully victimized's compassion...BRAVO!
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Ron Harshman
January 13, 2017
Two things: You haven't seen anything like it & You must see it. So powerful
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Leo Lambert
September 2, 2021
Powerful documentary style reenactments, and exceptionally fine rotoscoped animation masterpiece!
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