- 1h 36min
- Directed by: Keith Maitland
- Cast: Violet Beane, Louie Arnette, Blair Jackson, Josephine McAdam
- UK release: 3 February 2017
Documentary about the 1966 incident at the University of Texas, in which a sniper opened fire on random passers-by. Director Maitland uses rotoscoped sequences to reconstruct the event, and conducts live-action interviews with now elderly eyewitnesses. Remarkable and profoundly moving, it needs to be seen.
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Reviews & features
Tower30 Jan 2017
A 50-year-old mass shooting is replayed in this powerful and pertinent documentary
On August 1, 1966, a sniper at the top of the University of Texas Tower opened fire on random passersby, holding the campus hostage for a fraught 96 minutes. That horrific attack – perpetrated by Charles Whitman, a former Marine – is the subject of a…
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