T1, Theater 1
Post-screening discussion with Keith Maitland
*Tower.* 2016. USA. Directed by Keith Maitland. Courtesy of Kino Lorber

Tower. 2016. USA. Directed by Keith Maitland. 96 min.

“On August 1st, 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. Combining archival footage with rotoscopic animation in a dynamic, never-before-seen way, Tower reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others” (South by Southwest 2016). Courtesy of Kino Lorber.

This film accompanies The Contenders 2016.