Meet Tom Spicer, a 40-year old man who has Fragile X Syndrome, which is a form of autism that presents with social, language, and emotional problems. Tom is a huge Metallica fan and has had a dream for many years to meet his idol, drummer Lars Ulrich. This is the basis for the documentary ‘Mission To Lars‘, which chronicles the journey of Tom, as told by his journalist sister Kate and his filmaker brother Will, as he travels 5,000 miles from home for the opportunity to meet his idol.
In an interview with NME, Ulrich states, “It’s not something we’re directly involved in, it’s their film, their journey, but we’re supportive of their endeavour. We don’t want to take it over and have it turn into some kind of vanity project. It’s a great testament into a world I didn’t know much about, and a great testament to the importance of music and what it means to different people.”
The documentary will premiere in London at the Hackney Picturehouse on June 6th. Check below for the trailer.
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