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Film Screening: "Tower"

“TOWER,” an innovative documentary about the 1966 University of Texas Tower shootings, will screen at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 and 2 in the FLEX Theatre at the HUB-Robeson Center -- less than three weeks after the film opens nationally in theaters. A panel discussion, including audience questions, will follow the Nov. 1 screening.
When Nov 01, 2016
from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Where Flex Theater, HUB-Robeson Center
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TOWER documentary, TOWER SNIPER author coming to Penn State Events are part 
of “Talking Together About Guns” series

“TOWER,” an innovative documentary about the 1966 University of Texas Tower 
shootings, will screen at 7 p.m. on Nov. 1 and 2 in the FLEX Theatre at the 
HUB-Robeson Center -- less than three weeks after the film opens nationally 
in theaters. A panel discussion, including audience questions, will follow 
the Nov. 1 screening.

While the film documents the shootings, it dwells on the aftermath for the 
victims and for a shaken nation left trying to understand. Combining 
archival footage with rotoscopic animation, “TOWER” reveals the untold 
stories of the witnesses, heroes, and survivors of America’s first mass 
school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many 
others. “Variety” has called “TOWER” “a uniquely cinematic memorial.”

Before the Nov. 1 screening, clinical psychologist Roger Friedman of the 
University of Maryland School of Social Work will speak at Webster’s 
Bookstore and Café about his recent co-authored book, “Tower Sniper: The 
Terror of America's First Active Shooter on Campus.” Friedman’s work focuses 
on how individuals and communities can successfully cope with trauma. Two 
months after Friedman graduated from high school in Austin, his closest 
childhood friend, Paul Sonntag, was shot and killed by the Tower sniper.

Screening of “TOWER” and Friedman’s appearance at Webster’s are part of a 
series of events, “Talking Together About Guns,” endeavoring to prompt 
productive communication about gun violence and its differing effects on 
individuals and communities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the 
nation, and the globe.