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Quidditch coming to life at US documentary festival

Published on May 22, 2014 6:11 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Muggles, take note: A documentary about Harry Potter fans playing real-life quidditch is about to get its world premiere at a top US film festival.

Mudbloods follows a California university team's journey to the Quidditch World Cup, bringing the fictional schoolboy wizard's favourite contact team sport to life - complete with straw brooms between their legs.

Directed by Farzad Sangari, it is among four feature-length documentaries getting their world premiere at the five-day AFI Docs festival in Washington that starts June 18, organisers announced on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

Others include the festival opener, Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey by Scott Teems, a salute to actor Hal Holbrook's long-running one-man show celebrating iconic American humorist Mark Twain.

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