The SXSW award-winning film TOWER that combines archival footage with rotoscopic animation to tell the story of the University of Texas Tower shooting of 1966 has released the trailer and poster.
The film will open in NY on October 12th at Film Forum, and in LA on October 14th at Laemmle Royal.
TOWER directed by Keith Maitland, and executive produced by Meredith Vieira & Luke Wilson won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival.
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.