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scene here | summer movies preview

Hot-weather screenings and other cool things

If we go by the Hollywood calendar, rather than the post-Memorial Day, legal-to-wear-white start of summer in New England, the cinematic fun around here begins at 7 p.m. Monday, when the Coolidge Corner Theatre welcomes back the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra with live accompaniment to Buster Keaton’s 1923 comedy “Our Hospitality,” which starred his wife, Natalie Talmadge. The BSFO students, under the direction of Sheldon Mirowitz and aided by the Berklee College of Music Film Scoring Department headed by George Clinton, have composed and will perform a brand-new score for this classic comedy.

Other events at the Coolidge this summer include two new National Theatre Live presentations: “This House” (May 16 at 7 p.m.), James Graham’s critically acclaimed new political play set in England in 1974; and “The Audience” (June 13, June 25, and July 11 at 7 p.m.), written by Peter Morgan and directed by Stephen Daldry. Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award-winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in this West End production, broadcast live from London’s Gielgud Theatre. For more information, go to

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