TOWER

TOWER

2016, U.S., 82 Minutes, Unrated, English
Friday, February 24, 2017 – 5:30 PM

 

Special Guest: Producer Megan Gilbride (W&M ’00)
Hosted by: Sharon Zuber, Professor of Film & Media Studies / English

On August 1st 1966 a sniper opened fire from the top floor of the iconic University of Texas Tower, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes in America’s first mass school shooting. TOWER combines archival footage with rotoscopic animation, based entirely on first person testimonies, in a suspenseful retelling of the tragedy – a day when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

 

MEGAN GILBRIDE
Producer, TOWER

Megan Gilbride (W&M ’00) is an Emmy-winning and Independent Spirit Award nominated producer of narrative and documentary films. She produced Lovers of Hate, a Sundance US Dramatic Competition premiere, released by IFC and nominated for a FIND Spirit Award. She produced the PBS-broadcast documentary Sunshine and coproduced Where Soldiers Come From which won the Truer Than Fiction FIND Spirit Award, aired on POV and won a 2012 News and Documentary Emmy.

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