Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mission to Lars: A Documentary That Inspires

Tom has Fragile X and he met Metallica. If he can manage that, the least you can do is laugh at the film about him doing it.
Fragile X sounds like a comedy show title, maybe a superhero movie, quite possibly a heavy metal band. In fact it’s a syndrome, defined by the Fragile  X Association of Australia as “the leading inherited cause of intellectual disability and the most common known genetic cause of autism. It is a condition which can have an impact on individuals and families in various ways and degrees of severity.”

But in Mission to Lars – a documentary having a special screening for the organisation tonight at the Orpheum Theatre in Sydney – it’s all of the above: comedy, hero, heavy metal and last (and yes least) a disability. Read more: 

Mission to Lars trailer from spicerandmoore on Vimeo.

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