Through the Lens: Tower

Jan 12, 2017

On August, 1, 1966, a lone gunman opened fire from the top floor of a tower at the University of Texas at Austin. It was America’s first mass school shooting, and civilians and law enforcement on the ground struggled to respond. When the gunshots were silenced, 16 people lay dead and dozens were wounded. In a new documentary film, director Keith Maitland revisits the events of that infamous day through the words of the people who lived it. Maitland joins us Thursday to talk about his film. It’s called TOWER.

Keith Maitland directed, co-produced, and served as a director of both photography and art on the documentary film Tower.

Update: Utah Film Center is screening Tower on Wednesday, April 19th at Peery's Egyptian Theatre in Ogden. For more details, visit

If you missed our screening of Tower last month, you can see it Tuesday, February 14 as part of PBS Independent Lens. It airs at 9p on KUED Channel 7. [More Information]

Join us for a free screening of Keith Maitland's film Tower on Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m., at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center [map]. RadioWest producer Benjamin Bombard will host a post-film Q&A with Maitland. It’s all part of our Through the Lens series in partnership with Utah Film CenterDETAILS