Catherine Called Birdy

Friday, September 23 - Thursday, October 13, 2022

For open-captioned screenings of CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY, with dialogue and sounds displayed on screen, see here.

Q&A with director Lena Dunham, live from London via hologram moderated by filmmaker Matt Wolf following the 4pm show on Friday, September 23!

The year? 1290. In the Medieval English village of Stonebridge, Lady Catherine (known as Birdy) is the youngest child of Lord Rollo and the Lady Aislinn. Her playground is Stonebridge Manor, a house that, like the family, has seen better days. Financially destitute and utterly greedy, Rollo sees his daughter as his path out of financial ruin by marrying her off to a wealthy man for money and land. But Birdy, like all the great teen heroines, is spirited, clever, and adventurous and ready to put off any suitor that comes calling in increasingly ingenious ways. Her imagination, defiance, and deep belief in her own right to independence put her on a collision course with her parents. When the vilest suitor of all arrives, they are presented with the ultimate test of love for their daughter.

  • Running Time 108 minutes
  • Distributor Amazon
  • Director Lena Dunham
  • Cast Bella Ramsey, Billie Piper, Andrew Scott
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, Closed Captioning, T-Coil

IFC Center does not generally provide advisories about subject matter or potentially triggering content in films, as sensitivities vary from person to person. In addition to the synopses, trailers and other links on our website, further information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense Media, IMDb and as well as through general internet searches.