There is a movie about Quidditch.


When the last Harry Potter book was released in 2007, and the final movie graced the silver screen a few years later, many Potterheads around the world were in mourning.  However, there were some that had already found a way to keep the wizarding world active in their lives.  Quidditch, the fictional sport fantastically created by J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series, has been popping up all around the world on college campuses for the past several years, as students clubs have formed and found a way to make the air-borne fantasy game a real-live contact sport.

The documentary, aptly titled MUDBLOODS, premiered at the AFI DOCS festival last month and looks at the pioneers of the sport and its many players, haters, and fans as the film follows a UCLA Quidditch team who competes in the Quidditch World Cup in New York City.

Despite my fandom and intense curiosity, I have never seen a game of live Quidditch.  Watching this trailer, I’m certain I could never play it-while it doesn’t look like anyone lost all the bones in their right arm, it’s definitely a rough game.  And now I’m definitely interested in finding out the match schedule for my alma mater’s team.

Directed by former UCLA film student Farzad Sangari, MUDBLOODS will be available on demand and in limited theatrical release via Bond/360 this October.  You can be sure I’ll be watching.