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Rated NR · 82 min. · 2016

Animation, Documentary

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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Director: Keith Maitland
Producer: Megan Gilbride and Susan Thomson
Cast: Violett Beane, Blair Jackson, Josephine McAdam and Reece Everett Ryan

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