Texas Independent Film Network presents When I Rise

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A gifted black music student at the University of Texas is thrust into a civil rights storm that changes her life forever. Barbara Smith Conrad is cast in an opera to co-star with a white male classmate, fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. When Barbara is expelled from the cast, the incident escalates to national news, prompting unexpected support from a pop superstar. This small-town girl, whose voice and spirit stem from her roots in East Texas, emerges as an internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano and headlines on stages around the world. Presented in partnership with Texas Independent Film Network, a program operated by the Austin Film Society.

Event Details


2.11.13 | 7:00 pm


434 W 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701


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