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Friday, January 20 – Thursday, January 26

(2015) dir Keith Maitland [82 min; DCP]
August 1st 1966 was the day our innocence was shattered. A sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the iconic University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes in what was a previously unimaginable event. TOWER combines archival footage with rotoscopic animation of the dramatic day, based entirely on first person testimonies from witnesses, heroes and survivors, in a seamless and suspenseful retelling of the unfolding tragedy. The film highlights the fear, confusion, and visceral realities that changed the lives of those present, and the rest of us, forever – a day when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

Awarded Best Animated Film for 2016 by the Boston Society of Film Critics!

(3½ of 4 stars) “‘Tower’ is, in a sense, about the last day of this country’s innocence, or whatever was left of it after Dallas, 1963.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“Boldly imaginative… Plays like a historical Hitchcock film about ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“Words can’t do justice to the singular power of Keith Maitland’s documentary TOWER… You might not see a more emotionally shattering film this year.” – Bilge Ebiri, The Village Voice

“A remarkable film that deserves an Academy Award nomination for best documentary.” – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times


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Friday 1/20
at 5:30 7:30 9:30 PM
Saturday 1/21
at 3:30 5:30 7:30 9:30 PM
Sunday 1/22
at 3:30 5:30 7:30 9:30 PM
Monday 1/23
at 9:30 PM
Tuesday 1/24
(screenings canceled)
Wednesday 1/25
at 5:30 7:30 9:30 PM
Thursday 1/26
at 5:30 7:30 9:30 PM

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