"A Song for You"
The Austin City Limits Story"
Austin-based director Keith Maitland has the distinction of having two documentaries screen during this year's SXSW Film Festival. Tower vividly recalls through animated reenactments and survivor interviews the horrific events of Aug. 1, 1966, when Charles Whitman positioned himself at the top of the University of Texas Tower and killed 14 people and wounded 32 others over the course of 90-plus minutes. A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story recalls the 40-year history of KLRU's beloved and influential live music TV show, from its country and western roots to its current status as a leader in showcasing the work of indie artists. Tower will screen 11 a.m. March 13 at the Stateside Theatre, 7:15 p.m. March 14 at the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center, and 11:30 a.m. March 17 at the Paramount Theatre during the SXSW Film Festival. A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story will screen 2:30 p.m. March 17 at the Paramount Theatre and 4:15 p.m. March 19 at the Topfer Theatre at ZACH during the SXSW Film Festival. Keith Maitland previously directed the documentary The Eyes of Me. A Song for You: The Austin City Limits Story executive producer and Austin City Limits general manager Tom Gimbel joins Keith Maitland during this interview.
Aired: March 10, 2016
Web sites: http://www.towerdocumentary.com/, http://www.asongforyoufilm.com/ and http://schedule.sxsw.com/