No, that’s not a typo.
Mission to Lars is a new film about one man’s 20-year obsession with Lars Ulrich, the charismatic Metallica drummer. The man in question is Tom Spicer who lives in a Devon care home and suffers from Fragile X Syndrome, a kind of autism. To meet his hero, Tom must overcome his own disabilities, a dysfunctional family and the difficulties of approaching one of the most famous heavy metal stars on the planet.
A charity screening of Mission to Lars takes place on 8 May at The Gate Picturehouse in Notting Hill, and includes the chance to meet the film makers (Tom’s siblings Will and Kate). Tickets are £12.10, with all money raised going to Mencap.
Here’s the trailer: