When I Rise (2010)
Part of Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road
Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted black music student at the University of Texas is cast in an opera to co-star with a white male classmate, fueling a racist backlash from members of the Texas legislature. 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.
74 mins, Not Rated