What People Are Saying

January 22, 2017

LA Weekly: Keith Maitland Gets Animated Discussing His Powerful Documentary Tower

The film takes a somewhat surprising and stylized approach to re-creating the shooting: Maitland hired younger actors to re-enact both the events of the day and […]
January 21, 2017

MSNBC: Tower sheds light on first US mass school shooting

Meredith Vieira joins the Morning Joe panel to discuss her documentary “Tower,” which recounts the 1966 massacre at the University of Texas in Austin. Watch on […]
January 21, 2017

Boston Globe: That terrible day in Austin

There’s a moment about three-quarters of the way through “Tower” that took my breath away — and I was already holding my breath. I won’t tell […]
January 21, 2017

Chicago Reader: Tower revisits the 1966 sniper killings at the University of Texas

Animation has come to play a greater role in documentaries, and it dominates the action of Tower to powerful dramatic effect. Maitland interviewed surviving eyewitnesses, cast […]
January 21, 2017

Chicago Sun-Times: Gripping Documentary draws from a horrific shooting

Today’s college-American has never known a time when campus and school shootings haven’t been a tragically consistent element in the fabric of society. It wasn’t always […]
January 21, 2017

SF Chronicle: Terrific ‘Tower’ examines 1966 Texas shootings with animation

Keith Maitland’s powerful and emotional documentary “Tower” — easily one of the best films of the year — takes a novel approach for a nonfiction film:aAnimation. […]
January 21, 2017

Dallas Morning News: Remarkable ‘Tower’ returns us to a fatal day in Austin history

The remarkable new documentary Tower takes us back to a time before school shootings were a national epidemic, a time when America’s innocence could be blown […]
January 21, 2017

Seattle Times: ‘Tower’: a surreal, you-are-there look at 1966 mass shooting

The interweaving of animation and non-animated footage gives the picture a kind of surreal quality that befits the sense of the survivors of how unreal the […]
January 21, 2017

The Globe and Mail: Tower Doc creatively, effectively tells the story of a grim tragedy

Animation seems an odd means of addressing such a grim tragedy, but it gives Maitland the creative freedom to effectively tell a suspenseful, harrowing and moving […]