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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

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 […]
January 21, 2017

LA Times: Experimental doc ‘Tower’ revisits 50-year-old campus shooting

Maitland peppers his movie with archival news footage and audio from the day, along with more modern interviews. He supplements these with animated reenactments, letting actors […]
January 21, 2017

NY Times: ‘Tower,’ About 1966, Before Mass Shootings Became Routine

The haunting documentary “Tower” revisits a 1966 mass shooting at the University of Texas at Austin that shocked the country. It may be difficult to comprehend […]
January 21, 2017

Deadline: Tower Survivors Embrace Animation Approach, Director Keith Maitland Says – TCA

When you make the decision to call somebody out of the blue and say you want to talk to them about the worst thing that has […]
January 21, 2017

‘Tower’ documentary executive-produced by Meredith Vieira gets Oscar buzz

Meredith Vieira has been up to a lot more than just guest-hosting on TODAY: She is the executive producer of “Tower,” an innovative documentary about America’s […]
January 21, 2017

Indiewire: Cinema Eye Honors 2017: The Best Things Winners Kirsten Johnson, Keith Maitland, Clay Tweel and More Said

This movie is about community and it’s been incredible to feel like we are welcome into this community. We live in a great film community down […]
January 21, 2017

Meredith Vieira chats personal connection to Oscar documentary contender ‘Tower’

During our recent webcam chat (watch above), Meredith Vieira reveals that her involvement as executive producer on the documentary “Tower,” which recounts the 1966 shootings at […]
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 […]