Forget the World Cup, Quidditch is where the fun is at! There's a new documentary coming out this fall called Mudbloods, which follows the UCLA Quidditch team on their journey to the Fifth Annual Quidditch World Cup in New York City. Yes… in case you didn't know, Quidditch, the sport from Harry Potter, is a real thing. Unfortunately, real flying broomsticks haven't been introduced to the real world sport yet.
The Muggle version of Quidditch involves plain, non-flying brooms and the Snitch is a guy dressed in a yellow outfit running erratically around the field. I've actually never seen a real live Quidditch game, but I'm looking forward to the day when it blows up as a massively popular sport that everyone watches.
A poster for the doc has been released that you can check out above. It was directed by Farzad Sangari, and here's a synopsis:
Mudbloods follows the UCLA quidditch team on their journey to the 5th Annual Quidditch World Cup in New York City in 2011. The film is a culmination of 2 years spent documenting the fearless, bold individuals who dedicate their lives to the sport of quidditch, including the entrepreneurial force behind the International Quidditch Association (IQA), the primary governing body of this fledgling sport.
It’s a sports doc unlike anything you’ve ever seen because it’s a sport you could have never imagined, until now.