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Tower / a film by Keith Maitland ; a co-production of Tower Documentary LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) ; co-producers, Minnow Mountain, Texas Archive of the Moving Image ; directed by Keith Maitland ; produced by Keith Maitland, Susan Thomson, Megan Gilbride.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Bluffton Branch 371.782 TOW (Text) 0530005268666 Adult DVD Available -
York - Fort Mill Branch DVD 364.152 TOWER (Text) 33205011691637 Adult DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Kino, [2016?]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based in part on the article "96 minutes" by Pamela Colloff originally published in Texas monthly in 2006.
Program content: ©2016.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, Austin Reedy ; directors of photography, Keith Maitland, Sarah Wilson ; original music, Osei Essed ; animation, Minnow Mountain.
Participant or Performer Note:
Monty Muir, Violett Beane, Cole Bee Wilson, Aldo Ordonez, Blair Jackson, Vicky Illk, Chris Doubek, Seamus Bolivar-Ochoa, Louie Arnette, Josephine McAdam.
Summary, etc.:
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. This documentary combines archival footage with animated re-enactments 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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD-R; NTSC; widescreen presentation.
Language Note:
Subject: Whitman, Charles Joseph, 1941-1966.
Mass murder > Texas > Austin > Case studies.
Murderers > Texas > Austin.
School shootings > Texas > Austin.
Genre: Feature films.
Animated films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Historical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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