How To Watch ‘Tár': Is The Cate Blanchett Drama Streaming?

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Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett is back and better than ever in Focus Feature’s latest drama, “Tár.”

Written and directed by Todd Field (“In the Bedroom,” “Little Children”), the intense film gives audiences a peek behind the veil at what it really means to hold absolute power over others. Centering on an award-winning composer who has accomplished more in her career than many, the drama interrogates if acclaim is worth its sacrifices.

Here’s how to watch “Tár” when it comes out on Friday, Oct. 7.

When Does “Tár” Come Out?

“Tár” opens in limited release on Oct. 7.

Is “Tár” in theaters or streaming?

The drama will premiere in select theaters beginning Oct. 7, and will be playing exclusively in theaters. However, since this is a Focus Features release, we can expect it to stream on Peacock at some point in the next few months — perhaps as early as November or December. Another Focus Features release, “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” was streaming on Peacock just a month after it first hit theaters.

What Is “Tár” About?

The film focuses on Lydia Tár, whose reputation as an acclaimed composer gained her the coveted title of the first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra. Despite her numerous accolades, including being one of 15 EGOTs and writing music for both the stage and the screen, Lydia senses something sinister is afoot when bizarre events start happening. Upon hearing strange noises and those close to her receiving “weird” emails, it’s clear that the position of power and respect also has a dark side.

Who Is in the “Tár” Cast?

Cate Blanchett stars as composer Lydia Tár alongside Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss and Sophie Kauer. Other notable cast members include Alec Baldwin, Adam Gopnik, Sylvia Flote, Sydney Lemmon, Mark Strong and Nicolas Hopchet.

Watch the trailer: