An animated and action-packed look at America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.
“Haunting… Expressive…a vivid sense of life.” – The New York Times
On August 1st 1966, 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.