What to Watch: February 11 – 15

At the beginning of every week, we provide a list of opinion-worthy events to expect during the coming week.

“When I Rise” (2010) is playing at the Violet Crown Cinema downtown at 7 p.m. tonight. The film tells the story of Barbara Smith Conrad, who, as a black music student at UT in 1957, was cast in an opera alongside a white, male co-star, inciting racist objections from the Texas Legislature. In the end, Conrad was removed from the cast and the episode made national headlines. The Violet Crown is located on San Antonio and 2nd streets. Free parking with the purchase of a ticket is available in the parking garage between 2nd and 3rd streets. 

“American Meat,” a documentary about “a grass-roots revolution in the meat industry in America,” will play at the Texas Union Theatre Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. A panel discussion with the director and “other food world experts” will follow, as will a “free after-party at Chipotle on the Drag.” 

Mexican painter Friday Kahlo’s “Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” will once again be on display at the Harry Ransom Center (its owner) beginning Thursday. The painting, which has been on almost continuous loan since 1990, is part of the Ransom Center’s Nickolas Muray collection. See it before it leaves again on July 28 .