March 3rd, 7:00 pm
This screening is cosponsored by the
Dallas Peace & Justice Center
I love when non-fiction filmmakers stretch the form and attempt, with as much honesty as they can muster,
to put us in the middle of the events they describe.
David Edelstein - Vulture
Sadly, there are many documentaries about mass shootings,
but few are as searing and groundbreaking as this one.
S. Jhoanna Robledo - Common Sense Media
From the filmmaker:
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.