Tower (2016)

Film details


Documentary that combines archival footage with rotoscopic animation and personal testimony to depict the experiences and emotions of eyewitnesses and survivors of a mass shooting that took place on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin on 1 August 1966. Eyewitnesses reflect on a day in which a sniper situated at the top of the University of Texas Tower opened fire on passers-by, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes and leaving 16 people dead and over 30 wounded.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top