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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 1966 that claimed the lives of 16 people. “Tower” tells the untold story of the day a gunman took the elevator to the 27th floor of the tower at the center of UT’s campus and began to open fire. Like his first documentary “The Eyes of Me,” about four blind teenagers, “Tower” uses a form of animation called rotoscoping, where animators trace over footage one frame at a time to create an animation-live action hybrid. Both films feature the technique in addition archival footage. “Tower” won both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Award at SXSW. -GW”

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