Tower

Keith MaitlandUSA96 minutes201614AEnglish

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Dynamically combining archival footage with animation, Tower reveals the untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting at the University of Texas in August 1966.

On August 1st, 1966, Charles Whitman rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire 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. Dynamically combining archival footage with rotoscopic animation, Tower reveals the untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America's first mass school shooting, a moment when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.