SU17 Festival Film | Tower

  • McNally Smith College of Music 19 East Exchange Street Saint Paul, MN, 55101 United States

Sound Unseen is proud to present the MN Premiere and "Tower" by director Keith Maitland. This film is an official selection for the 17th Annual Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival. 

Screening date: Sat. November 12, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: McNally Smith College of Music
Cost: $10.00 advance / $12.00 at the door
Category: MN Premiere
Run Time/Year/Country: 82 min, 2016, United States, Blu-Ray


August 1st 1966 was the day our innocence was shattered. 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. Winner of the 2016 SXSW Audience & Jury Awards “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. Executive Produced by Luke Wilson and Meredith Vieira.