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.
Directed by : Keith Maitland
Written by : Keith Maitland
Starring : Neal Spelce, Claire Wilson James, Tom Eckman, Aleck Hernandez Jr., Houston McCoy, Brenda Bell, Allen Crum, John 'Artly Snuff' Fox, Ramiro 'Ray' Martinez, Lee 'Junior' Zamora, Kent Kirkley, Margaret C. Berry, Jerry Day, James Love, Monika McCoy, Sirak James, Monty Muir, Violett Beane, Cole Bee Wilson, Aldo Ordonez, Blair Jackson, Vicky Illk, Chris Doubek, Seamus Bolivar-Ochoa, Louie Arnette, Josephine McAdam, Anthony Martinez, Timothy Lucas, Karen Davidson, Jeremy Brown, Cole Bresnehen, John Fitch
Produced by : Keith Maitland, Susan Thomson, Megan Gilbride
Distributed by : Kino Lorber