See Ben Stiller, Mariska Har­gi­tay at the 2017 Nan­tucket Film Fes­ti­val

The an­nual fest is back with a star-stud­ded guest list.

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The Bay State’s most sought-af­ter sum­mer get­away will roll out the red car­pet when the Nan­tucket Film Fes­ti­val re­turns in 2017. Or­ga­niz­ers for the an­nual cin­ema cel­e­bra­tion an­nounced on Mon­day that Hol­ly­wood stars Ben Stiller and Mariska Har­gi­tay will ap­pear at the 22nd in­stall­ment of the six-day ex­trav­a­ganza, which takes place June 21 to 26.

The “Tropic Thun­der” and “Meet the Par­ents” ac­tor has been tapped to host this year’s Screen­writ­ers Trib­ute on June 23. Os­car-win­ning “Spot­light” di­rec­tor and writer Tom McCarthy will take home the Screen­writ­ers Trib­ute Award at the event, while ac­claimed

Bri­tish film­maker Nick Broom­field, best known for his 1998 doc­u­men­tary on Kurt Cobain and Court­ney Love, will be hon­ored with the Spe­cial Achieve­ment in Doc­u­men­tary Sto­ry­telling Award.

Stiller, who’s also the mas­ter­mind be­hind the fes­ti­val’s All-Star Com­edy Roundtable se­ries, has re­cently been spend­ing a bit time in Mas­sachusetts. Last fall, he caused some early morn­ing traf­fic in Cam­bridge while film­ing his up­com­ing Ama­zon com­edy “Brad’s Sta­tus.” Dur­ing his trip to the Bos­ton area, Stiller of­fered sup­port to Har­vard’s hos­pi­tal­ity work­ers union, as well, join­ing them for an on-cam­pus strike.

As for Har­gi­tay, the “Law & Order: SVU” star will trek over to Nan­tucket this sum­mer to raise aware­ness for her new film “I Am Ev­i­dence.” Har­gi­tay is a pro­ducer be­hind the doc­u­men­tary fea­ture, which ex­am­ines the un­set­tling high num­ber of sex­ual as­sault ev­i­dence kits that have gone untested, ef­fec­tively deny­ing jus­tice for sur­vivors of these types of at­tacks.

Other no­table guests ex­pected to at­tend this year’s fest in­clude Os­carnom­i­nated “Pre­cious” ac­tress Gabourey Sidibe, who’ll present her di­rec­to­rial de­but, “The Tale of Four,” as well as MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who’s set to host an In Their Shoes dis­cus­sion with McCarthy. Comedic pow­er­houses Whit­ney Cum­mings and Kristen Schaal will also bring the laughs dur­ing the Com­edy Roundtable, which will be hosted by Lex­ing­ton na­tive and HBO’s “Crash­ing” star Pete Holmes.

Ben Stiller will host the Screen­writ­ers Trib­ute. COUR­TESY OF NAN­TUCKET FILM FES­TI­VAL

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