The Delicate Art of the Rifle (1996)


In 1966, University of Texas student Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the highest tower on campus armed with a high-powered rifle and proceeded to randomly shoot passerby below. A dozen innocent people died and twice that many were injured. As a black, scathing and at times hilarious political satire, The Delicate Art of the Rifle takes this event and twists it into something fresh and experimental, a narrative that criticizes the current notion of narrative by stripping facts of their historical context and placing them into an absurd realm punctuated by paranoia and arbitrary violence. 

Director: Dante Harper (as D.W. Harper).
Writer: Stephen Grant.
Stars: Gabrielle Greigo, Shannon Gelobter, Joy Gewalt, Anna, David Grant.
Cinematographer: Martin Brown.
Composer: Scott Pearson.


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