Different ways exist to establish lineages of filmmakers, one of whichperhaps the most neglectedis the use of typeface. And while no director has yet to pick up Woody Allens obsession with Windsor, Stanley Kubricks fondness for Futura (in his case, extra bold) has already established an entire genus. His most famous acolyte is Wes Anderson, whos exhibited a near-stranglehold on Futura Bold, no matter the color, but the newest disciple in the No, thats not Helvetica pantheon may be Miami filmmaker Fro Rojas. His short film on pencil fighting is way too smart and heart-felt for a site like Funny or Die, so it was only a matter of time before he made another. Tonights premiere of Inventing Kin, the story of a girl trying to reconnect with her lost father, will be a treat for any other Futura devotees in the crowd, not to mention those who favor Andersons whimsical narrative technique.
Thu., April 9, 8 p.m., 2009