Santa Monica Film Fest to kick off Sept. 19

'Forecast' and 'Butterfly' to open festival

The Santa Monica Film Festival will kick off Sept. 19 with two opening night films: Erik Courtney's "Forecast" and Rufus Williams' "Butterfly Dreaming." The fest, which which will screen 22 films, runs through Sept. 21 at the AMC Loews Broadway 4 in Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Public Library.