By Marion A. McBride Early on October 26, as the morning light lifted over the iconic Union Oyster House sign, film crews scurried on Union and Marshall streets preparing to film scenes for the pilot of the Lionsgate/HBO Max TV production of “Julia,” about culinary icon Julia Child. Child, who died in 2004, lived in Cambridge for many years and filmed her now classic TV show the “French Chef” for WGBH-TV, when the PBS station…

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SOMERVILLE — It was a packed house at the Somerville Theatre for the screening of the film “Sweeney Killing Sweeney,” starring…Steve Sweeney. On hand to celebrated Sweeney were a slew of comics including Lenny Clarke, Steven Wright, Frank Santorelli, Jonathan Katz, and Tony V. Others from the city including former politician turned comedy club impresario John Tobin, former city councilor John Nucci, and film producer Kris Meyer. For more on the film, see Sweeney’s website…

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DORCHESTER — Former US senators Paul Kirk and George Mitchell joined Steven M. Rothstein, executive director of the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, for a special screening of “In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America.” According to the Belfast Telegraph newspaper, the “documentary looks at how Hume played a role in building peace in Northern Ireland and includes interviews from US presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter as well as former UK…

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