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Randy Mastro and Alec Baldwin welcomed the crowd at Guild Hall before the screening of "Loving." Jennifer Landes
Jeff Nichols and Nancy Buirski attended the screening of Mr. Nichols's film and discussed it afterward.Morgan McGivern
Board members and staff of HIFF posed for a big family photo before the screening. From left: Anne Chaisson, Judy Giuliani, Stuart Match Suna, Randy Mastro, Bob Balaban, Jeff Nichols, Nancy Buirski, David Nugent, and Alec Baldwin. Seated: Hilaria and Carmen BaldwinMorgan McGivern
The festival's corrals were once again full of film buffs waiting for the start of "Loving," this year's first big movie.Chelsea Audibert
Hugh King, as town crier, brought the evening's proceedings to order.Jennifer Landes
People came to dance at the after-party at The Leo in East Hampton.Morgan McGivern
D.J. TwiloMorgan McGivern
Samantha Press and Karen GoerlMorgan McGivern

Nancy Buirski and Jeff Nichols joined David Nugent, right, on the stage after the screening. Jennifer Landes
The extended HIFF group of board members and family members gathered with Jeff Nichols and Nancy Buirski, fourth and third from the right, before the "Loving" screening.Morgan McGivern
Mark Rabinowitz gave Mr. Nichols the Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice.Jennifer Landes

David Nugent, film festival artistic director Khanh Xiu Tran

Tim Kaine, at left with Hillary Clinton, and Mike Pence, with Donald Trump, will discuss their running mates' positions tonight at 9.

Jamal Joseph, second from right, stopped by the Eastville Community Historical Society on Sunday before the screening of his film. Joining him, from left, were Joyce Joseph, a co-founder of IMPACT, Khadim Diop, and Susan Penzner. Durell Godfrey photos
Mr. Joseph, left, discussed the film after the screening with Cheryl Hill, the producer, and Khadim Diop, who stars in it.
Reynold Ruffins, Vivian Wallace, Murial Cunningham, Elinor Fendall, and Michael Butler met up before the screening in Bay Street's lobby.
Susan Penzner and April Gornik

Aaron Eckhart, right, plays a boxing trainer for Miles Teller's character in "Bleed for This." Mr. Eckhart will be interviewed at the festival.

Jeff Nichols's "Loving" explores a landmark Supreme Court case that overturned laws against interracial marriage.

Edward Norton, right, in "Birdman" with Michael Keaton

Jean Lindgren Durell Godfrey photos
Mike Bloomberg and Diana Taylor
Robyn Burdette
Stewart Lane and Bonnie Comley
Molly Brennan
James Lipton
Durell Godfrey, the author and photographerSally Gelling

An untitled sculpture by Bill King Durell Godfrey photos
Abby Abrams with her creation
The piece by Lawrence Randolph
Rocco Liccardi
Reynold Ruffins
David Slater