The globalization of films will be amply illustrated this week through a variety of festivals and screening series. First off, Dances With Films, billed as the "last independent independent film festival," will present nearly 100 films from around the globe. It starts tonight and continues through next Thursday at Laemmle's Sunset 5 in West Hollywood. Among the features scheduled are "How I Got Lost," with Aaron Stanford and Rosemarie DeWitt; "My Normal," the first lesbian film in the competition; "Corpse Run"; "Park Sharks"; and "Tiny Little Lies." www.danceswithfilms.com.
Visiting from Israel
The 24th Israel Film Festival continues through June 18 at the Fine Arts Theatre and Laemmle's Fallbrook 7. Included are the award-winning films "For My Father," "It All Begins at Sea," "Out of the Blue" and "Seven Minutes in Heaven." www.israelfilmfestival.com.
A trip to Spain
The American Cinematheque will celebrate "Recent Spanish Cinema" at its Egyptian and Aero theaters. The festivities open tonight at the Egyptian with the L.A. premiere of "Camino," directed by Javier Fesser, who will discuss his film afterward. The series will continue at the Aero on Friday through next Wednesday, with films including "Before the Fall," the animated family film "The Missing Lynx" and "The Oxford Murders." www.americancinematheque.com.