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Black History Film Series – When I Rise
Bring your family and friends to Black History Movies under the stars. Movies begin at dusk on the banks of the San Antonio River at the beautiful Arneson River Theater. Stay after each film for discussion and Q & A. Unique food truck offerings will be available at each showing.
When I Rise – Friday, May 7
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.
When I Rise is an inspirational journey toward finding forgiveness within oneself.