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Big names in the crowd at Nantucket Film Festival

The 20th annual Nantucket Film Festival drew a pack of stars to the island over the weekend. “House of Cards” actress Robin Wright was there with her show’s creator, Beau Willimon, for a talk about their work. Willimon also picked up the Creative Impact in Television Writing Award.

Oscar winner and “Chinatown” screenwriter Robert Towne was honored with the Screenwriter’s Tribute, while “Sleeping With Other People” director Leslye Headland picked up the New Voices in Screenwriting Award, and Liz Garbus received the award for Special Achievement in Documentary Storytelling.

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Actress Lili Taylor was there for
A Woman Like Me,” a film that has her playing a fictional version of Alex Sichel, a filmmaker who died of breast cancer in 2014. The film, which is part documentary and part feature, was co-directed by Sichel and Elizabeth Giamatti.

“Divergent” heartthrob Theo James attended for festival film “Franny,” which costars Dakota Fanning and Richard Gere. This wasn’t the English actor’s first trip to the island; he did a photo shoot for GQ on Nantucket last spring.

The Nantucket Film Festival runs through Monday.

Robert Towne (left) and Robin Wright attended the "Screenwriters Tribute" event at the film festival.

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Robert Towne (left) and Robin Wright attended the "Screenwriters Tribute" event at the film festival.

Lili Taylor (left) and Elizabeth Giamatti attended the screening of "A Woman Like Me.”

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Lili Taylor (left) and Elizabeth Giamatti attended the screening of "A Woman Like Me.”

Theo James attended the screening of "Franny."

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Theo James attended the screening of "Franny."

Names can be reached at names@globe.com. Follow Meredith Goldstein on Twitter @MeredithGoldste.
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