Tower Poster


Release Date: October 12th, 2016

Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
On Aug. 1, 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 what had happened. Archival footage is combined with rotoscopic animation in a dynamic, never-before-seen way to illustrate the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors.

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Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Kino Lorber

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  • As the melee comes to feel like it may never end, the film executes a masterful narrative shift that will produce instant lumps in many viewers' throats. show more

  • Tower is art, first and foremost, a piece about adrenaline, bravery, grief and memory that stands as one of the year’s crowning achievements in emotional, illuminative storytelling. show more

  • Tower is explanatory journalism and history, but also personally expressive, and the two impulses never cancel each other out. show more

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