October 7, 2016
TOWER Documentary Discussion with Director Keith Maitland
The Austin History Center invites you to a discussion with director/producer Keith Maitland of the SXSW award-winning documentary TOWER on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 pm. The documentary combines archival footage with rotoscopic animation to tell the story from the perspective of survivors, heroes and witnesses of America’s first mass shooting on a school campus, which occurred from the iconic clock tower at the University of Texas at Austin on August 1, 1966. Maitland will be joined by former KTBC reporter Neal Spelce, who was there that day reporting live as the massacre unfolded and who is one of the subjects in the film. TOWER will be premiering in cities throughout the US in October and opens in Austin on Friday, October 21st. The discussion is in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the UT Tower shooting and ties into the current AHC exhibit on display in David Earl Holt Photo Gallery: Looking Back: 50 Years after the UT Tower Shooting.