Tower

Tower
  • 2016
  • US
  • 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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Tower

30 Jan 20175 stars

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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