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Review: ‘Tower,’ About 1966, Before Mass Shootings Became Routine | New York Times

NY Times Review: ‘Tower,’ About 1966, Before Mass Shootings Became Routine – “Tower” uses rotoscoping, an animation technique, to depict a time when mass gun violence could still stun America. The haunting documentary revisits a 1966 mass shooting at the University of Texas at Austin that shocked the country. …Many more mass shootings later, it’s now tragically easy to believe. […]

TOWER makes it’s theatrical debut at NY’s Film Forum

Keith Maitland’s feature documentary, TOWER makes it’s theatrical debut at NY’s Film Forum, Wednesday, October 12—Tuesday, October 25. See this important film which combines archival footage with rotoscopic animation in its reconstruction of the 1966 sniper shootings that rocked a Texas university campus. A day when the worst in one man brought out the best in so […]

2016 Fall Movie Preview: Killer Impact’s “Tower” Featured | IndieWire

“Documentary filmmaker Keith Maitland premiered two films about Austin, Texas at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival: “A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story,” about the American public television music program recorded live in the city every year, and “Tower” a partially animated doc about the University of Texas school shooting in […]

Killer Impact Producing Movie Based on Book By NYTimes Writer | Adweek

Killer Impact will be producing a film based on Adam Goldman’s book. Goldman is the co-author of the book Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and Bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America. Written with Matt Apuzzo, it is based off of Apuzzo and Goldman’s (along with Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley) Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative series about NYPD surveillance. Read […]

Keith Maitland, Director of the Tower Documentary, on 50-Year Anniversary of First Mass School Shooting

  From Director Keith Maitland on the 50-year anniversary of America’s first mass school shooting: “It was 50 years ago today. We set out to make this film to honor the people on the ground that day through a humanistic and emotional lens, revealing their untold stories, and our shared humanity. It’s been an honor and privilege […]

Tower: The Documentary

I remember when word came in. I was home from school for the summer, doing full-time manual labor at my family’s small weekly newspaper in Central Louisiana. We were home for an afternoon meal when the heavy old black telephone receiver rang in the kitchen. Maybe I sensed something and instinctively knew it wasn’t one […]

SXSW Documentary Winner ‘Tower’, About 1966 University Of Texas Mass Shooting, Sells To Kino Lobber | Deadline

Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Keith Maitland’s animated documentary Tower, which details the story of the lone gunman who climbed a clock tower at the University of Texas in 1966, shooting 49 people and killing 17 in what has come to be known as America’s first mass school shooting. The docu, which mixes archival footage […]