Lydia Tár sits at the very summit of the world of classical music. As the first woman principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, she holds one of the most coveted positions in a field still largely dominated by her male counterparts. TÁR (2022) delves into this rarified and cutthroat world, introducing its titular character as she undertakes final preparations for one of the great challenges of her career: completing a live recording of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.

But as rehearsals intensify, shadows of a troubled past and unexpected new temptations begin to emerge. Together, they chip away at Lydia’s meticulously curated public persona, eventually revealing a uniquely monstrous villain and raising unsettling questions about exploitation, cultural authority, and the geopolitics of abuse.

In this event, director Todd Field will join moderator Tyler Morgenstern (Assistant Director, Carsey-Wolf Center) for a virtual post-screening discussion of TÁR. In addition to discussing the film, Field will address the involvement of Xapiri Ground—a non-profit organization dedicated to grassroots work with the Indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest—and photographer David Díaz Gonzales, who created a key image for the film. Prior to the screening, some of Díaz’s photography will be exhibited in the lobby of the Pollock Theater.

This event is free but a reservation is recommended in order to guarantee a seat.

Tickets for this event will be available on Friday, May 12 at 11 AM. 

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  • Claire Wilhelm-Safian

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