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Film fest brings 152 movies to town for fifth annual event, celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month.

COURTESY: PORTLAND FILM FEST - 'Mashpee Nine' is a documentary about the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. The fest is celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month during November with a selection of films.Film clearly is taking over Portland at the end of this month and beginning of next.

In addition to the Northwest Filmmakers Festival, be sure to catch the Portland Film Festival, taking place from Oct. 30-Nov. 5 at Laurelhurst Theater, 2735 E. Burnside St. (And, if you're inclined toward adult-only themes, the popular Hump! Film Festival, presented by the Portland Mercury, takes place for the 13th year Nov. 2-11 at Revolution Hall.)

The Portland Film Festival is its own nonprofit and some level of proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland and the Wild Salmon Center.

It's the fifth installment and features a dizzying number of events, including screenings and parties, a gala at Pittock Mansion, educational panels, workshops, networking events and more.

There's a wide variety of film programming from directors all over the world.

Of the 152 films screening at the Portland Film Festival this year, 89, or 59 percent of them, were directed by women. There will be two opening and closing night films, showing a documentary and narrative film each night.

November is National American Indian Heritage Month, and each day a film will be shown that highlights indigenous voices.

Along those lines, catch the West Coast premiere of "Mashpee Nine" (7:30 p.m. Nov. 4), which tells the tale of "injustice and vindication that emboldened cultural pride and integrity for Mashpee Wampanoag 40 years ago."

Or for those more interested in first-world problems, catch "#Wanderlust, (11:45 a.m. Nov. 4), about two friends who set out on a Hawaiian adventure for Instagram fame, "but ultimately discover deeper meaning in their lives."

There are five ways to see the festival, including: single tickets ($15 for general admission); student or senior pass ($99.99); VIP pass ($299.99); All Access pass ($169.99); or the Industry pass ($119).

Find out more: portlandfilmfestival.com.

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