Mission to Lars

First show: September 25

posterM2LMISSION TO LARS follows severely autistic Tom Spicer, whose lifelong dream to meet is to meet Lars Ulrich, the drummer with Metallica. This is a rock n roll trip with a difference.

Tom Spicer has Fragile X Syndrome and has spent his adult life a residential care home; ignored, for the most part, by his siblings, Kate and Will. He has only ever asked them for one thing, to meet Lars Ulrich, drummer with Metallica.

 Mission to Lars follows the three siblings as Kate and Will decide to break their severely autistic brother Tom out of his home in a sleepy English town and take him to America to find Lars. Any dreams of a bonding rock n roll roadtrip fade as Kate and Will’s struggle to understand their brother’s condition, while Tom confronts the challenges of his syndrome and the ignorance and noise in the outside world. There is also the little matter of finding Lars…

mission-to-lars-james-moore-william-spicer-L-BB5cr0Can the Spicer siblings make it? Will one of the most iconic rock stars of all time show up? This feature documentary manages to combine rock music, autism and dysfunctional families to moving and sometimes hilarious effect.

Featuring cameo appearances by retired adult film actress and now heavy metal VJ Jasmine St. Claire, Slayer guitarist Kerry King and, of course, members of Metallica, MISSION TO LARS is William Spicer and James Moore’s deeply personal and incredibly ambitious directorial debut, which was greeted enthusiastically by audiences and critics alike on its release in the filmmakers’ country of origin, the U.K..

Directed by William Spicer and James Moore, 78min, 2012, U.K.

Featuring Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, Kate Spicer, William Spicer, Tom Spicer

Mission To Lars Trailer from spicerandmoore on Vimeo.


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