'Mission to Lars': Trailer to Metallica-Inspired Documentary Is Released (VIDEO)
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The film will premiere at the Hackney Picturehouse in London on June directly following a Q&A session with the doc's director.
Spicer is afflicted with what's known as Fragile X Syndrome. It is a form of autism. He is focused on singular goal and that's to meet and make the acquaintance of the Metallica drummer. So his sister Kate and his brother William spring Tom from his care facility and head to London, Los Angeles and Las Vegas in hopes of meeting Lars.
Mission to Lars is a look at a man with a disability and a passion. Judging from the trailer, one might surmise he is the world's biggest Lars Ulrich fan. It's no cakewalk, either. Tom is certainly subjected to the same roadblocks as any fan trying to meet 'Tallica, but he also had to contend with his condition on top of that.
Ulrich spoke to the NME.com about the film, saying "It's not something we're directly involved in, it's their film, their journey, but we're supportive of their endeavor. 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 film's proceeds will be donated to charity.