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Mission to Lars - an Autistic Man Journeys to Meet His Musical Hero

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Mission To Lars follows severely autistic Tom Spicer, whose lifelong dream 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 in 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.... Can 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...
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81 min.
In English
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First Pond, 2012.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016.
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Originally produced by First Pond in 2012.
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1224552 Kanopy
1 online resource (streaming video file) (81 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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