Illuminating Some Austin History: An Interview on 'The Last of the Moonlight Towers' Documentary by KUT News published on 2017-01-09T20:45:11Z What event in Austin history could have thrown things so out of whack that people were concerned chickens wouldn't know when to lay their eggs? It was the installation of Austin's iconic moonlight towers back in the 1890's, which bathed Austin's nighttime in a kind of light never before experienced. The moonlight towers have become part of Austin lore (remember the film "Dazed and Confused?") and are one of the things that help "keep Austin weird." Seventeen of the original 31 moonlight towers are still standing, but some Austinites have driven by them countless times without even noticing. Austin filmmakers Jeffrey Kerr and Ray Spivey made the documentary "The Last of the Moonlight Towers" to chronicle that history. They talked with KUT's Jennifer Stayton about some of the juicier aspects of the story of the moonlight towers.