‘Tower’ is on the Oscar docs shortlist

A still from "Tower" (Keith Maitland - Go-Valley LLC)

A still from “Tower” (Keith Maitland – Go-Valley LLC)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 15 movies on their best documentary shortlist, and Austin director Keith Maitland’s “Tower” is on it.

It is from this list that the five nominees will be chosen.

Other nominees include Ava DuVernay’s terrific “13th,” her examination of the prison-industrial complex, and the seven-hour mini-series “O.J.: Made in America.”  Gianfranco Rosi’s “Fire at Sea” cover very well be the first movie to be nominated for Best Documentary and Best Foreign-Langage Film, as it’s Italy’s official submission for the latter.

The full shortlist:


“Command and Control”

“The Eagle Huntress”

“Fire at Sea”


“Hooligan Sparrow”

“I Am Not Your Negro”

“The Ivory Game”

“Life, Animated”

“O.J.: Made in America”




“The Witness”

“Zero Days”

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