Real Life Quidditch Documentary 'Mudbloods' Gets First Poster: Potterheads, Rejoice! — PHOTO
Grab your broomsticks, because we've got something for you, Potter fans. The release of the first J.K. Rowling-penned Harry Potter spin-off film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them , is still far-off and Warner Bros. is yet to announce that Quidditch Through the Ages is happening. But don't despair, because you WILL have quidditch back in your life, and soon, thanks to a crafty UCLA film student. Mudblood s, a documentary about real life quidditch, got its official poster and the feature-length documentary about the college Quidditch World Cup is coming.
I'm sure you know that colleges have quidditch teams these days, right? Well, if you didn't know, now you do. And they're for real, as is the Quidditch World Cup. Mudbloods, which is directed a former UCLA film student named Farzad Sangari, follows the journey of UCLA's quidditch team on their journey to the Fifth Annual Quidditch World Cup in NYC in 2011. Sounds thrilling, right? When can we a quidditch 30 for 30, ESPN?
Unfortunately, this isn't the quidditch from the Potter films because we're all mere mortals here and we haven't figured out how to fly just yet. (I'm working on it.) But essentially all of the elements of the game J.K. Rowling introduced in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone way back when. The film's Kickstarter page explains that the film follows "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 the sport of the future, people.
See the epic — vaguely FIFA World Cup-esque official poster here:
'Mudbloods' will premiere at AFI Docs in Washington, DC, on June 21. It will get a limited theatrical release by BOND/360 with a full VOD release in October.
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