3:20pm - Sunday, Mar 19, 2023
From writer-producer-director Todd Field comes TAR, starring Cate Blanchett as Lydia Tar, the groundbreaking conductor of a major German Orchestra. We meet Tar at the height of her career, as she's preparing both a book launch and much-anticipated live performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony. Over the ensuing weeks her life begins to unravel in a singularly modern way. The result is a searing examination of power, and its impact and durability in today's society.
TÁR is currently nominated for an impressive six Academy Awards, including Best Director (Field), Best Actress (Blanchett) and Best Picture. With Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Mark Strong, Julian Glover.
"Who knew that two-and-a-half hours of conversations about classical music, arts sponsorship, and sexual politics could be so tense and gripping?" (BBC)
"The film is a genuine tragedy -- a black comic tragedy, but a tragedy nonetheless. When great artists betray their talent by treating it carelessly and abusing the power that comes with it, it’s always a tragedy." (Sydney Morning Herald)
"It’s basically everything you are certain will bore you to death, but it doesn’t here. It’s riveting. The film is 157 minutes long and doesn’t drag for a single second." (The Spectator)
"This is the bleakest and funniest film about systemic sleaze since 'Promising Young Woman'." (London Evening Standard)
"Grappling with what it means to be an artist in the modern era has seemingly brought the best out of both Field and star Cate Blanchett, who has unquestionably delivered the performance of a lifetime." (Empire Magazine)
Saturday, March 19
Doors 2:50 pm | Movie 3:20 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
TAR (Todd Field, 2022 / PG / In English and German with English subtitles / 158 mins) Renowned classical musician Lydia Tar is days away from recording the symphony that will elevate her career. When all elements seem to conspire against her, Lydia's adopted daughter Petra becomes an integral emotional support for her struggling mother.
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