Nov 25, 2022
Tár is an engrossing drama that follows the life and downfall of a famous musician. Renowned composer-conductor of a major German orchestra, Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchet) 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. [2022, US, 158 min, Rating: R] Michael Calleri of Niagra Gazette pens, “Tar is an uncompromising cinematic microscope examining creativity and the refusal to compromise. Cate Blanchett plays Lydia with a fierce, laser-like dedication to her character’s myriad desires and demons. A best actress Oscar nomination is assured.” Dustin Chase of Galveston Daily News says, “As Lydia Tár subtly conducts her destruction, Blanchett moves in the opposite direction — towards brilliance.” Venue: Cinema Art Theater. Presenter: Rehoboth Beach Film Society.