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Lena Dunham hosts medieval screening of ‘Catherine Called Birdy’

Lena Dunham compared Amazon’s “Catherine Called Birdy” festival to the bat mitzvah she never had.

“This is incredible,” she told an audience during a medieval-themed “Birdyfest” set around her new movie. “Everyone who put this together, I’m in awe.”

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Dunham compared the event to the bat mitzvah she never had.

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Prime Video Celebrates "Catherine Called Birdy" - Inside

Dunham compared the event to the bat mitzvah she never had.

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She jokingly added, “I didn’t have a bat mitzvah, so this feels like it’s finally happening.”

Guests at the event, which took place at The Grove in Los Angeles on Friday, were treated to a VIP picnic-style screening of the film, followed by an immersive renaissance fair.

Dancers perform at Birdyfest.
Guests were treated to a screening of the new film.
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Attendees were treated to turkey legs, pretzels, popcorn, cotton candy and root beer floats as they wandered around to various activities, including hand massages, hair-braiding, cryo facials and a temporary tattoo station.

They also could make their own candles, concoct their own epsom bath salts and get jewelry engraved with their names.

The hit of the night, though, was the tarot card readers and palm readings offered to guests as well as an aura reading.

“Catherine Called Birdy” event in Los Angeles.
The festival including a free tarot card reading for attendees.
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“Catherine Called Birdy,” which is currently streaming on Amazon, follows a 14-year-old girl in medieval England trying to avoid being married off to an older suitor.

The film stars former “Game of Thrones” star Bella Ramsey, “Fleabag” alum Andrew Scott and “Conversations with Friends” actor Joe Alwyn.

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Joe Alwyn and Andrew Scott star alongside Bella Ramsey in “Catherine Called Birdy.”

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Joe Alwyn and Andrew Scott star alongside Bella Ramsey in “Catherine Called Birdy.”

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Dunham said she’d written the role with Alwyn — who’s dating her pal Taylor Swift — in mind.

“He was actually the first actor to sign on, so I felt really lucky to have him in the cast,” the “Girls” star told The Hollywood Reporter. “He’s amazing in the movie.”

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