In 1966, mass shootings weren’t the stuff of everyday headlines. When a 25-year-old gunman open fired at a Texas university, killing 14 people and wounding 32 others, it seemed like a freak phenomenon. Today, it’s a typical line item on CNN’s crawl.
That’s what makes the new documentary “Tower” so powerful. Reconstructing the shootings with archival footage, rotoscopic animation and present-day interviews, Keith Maitland’s film captures the on-the-scene terror of the massacre. Only with time can its subjects understand how much the incident has haunted the city of Austin and the history of American violence. The Huffington Post is premiering the trailer ahead of the Oct. 12 theatrical release.
Also check out the film’s impactful poster, another HuffPost exclusive: