Austin History Center presents Tower Documentary Discussion
The Austin History Center will present a discussion with director/producer Keith Maitland of the SXSW award-winning documentary Tower. 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 U.S. in October and opens in Austin on Friday, October 21. 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.