On the up and up: Here’s the Rooftop Films schedule

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The trailer has been filmed, the heavily discounted memberships have been sold, so the only thing left for Rooftop Films to do is start showing outdoor movies to the masses. What’s on tap for this year? Long distance relationships, a Thanksgiving gone wrong, plenty of animated movies and Sundance-approved short films. Here’s what you can look forward to in Brooklyn, both the $13 shows and the free ones.

Friday, May 16
The 2014 season will open with This Is What We Mean By Short Films, a collection of nine short films exploring everything from butts to the idea of time at Industry City’s Secret Party Cove, 39th Street and 1st Avenue, Sunset Park

Saturday, May 17
See Jenny Slate play a comedian dealing with an accidental pregnancy in Obvious Child, then stick around after for a Q and A with director Gillian Robespierre afterwards, at Industry City’s Secret Party Cove, 39th Street and 1st Avenue, Sunset Park

Thursday, May 22
Three Swedish pre-teen girls form a punk band in We Are The Best, as pre-teens are wont to do, on the roof of The Trilok Fusion Center for the Arts, 143 Waverly Avenue, Clinton Hill

Friday, May 23
Romance meets time travel as a scientist accientally gets his girlfriend stuck in a temporal loop in The Infinite Man, at the Old American Can Factory, 232 Third Street, Gowanus

Saturday, May 24
See New York City through the lenses of seven short non-fiction films at Industry City, 220 36th Street, Sunset Park

Thursday, May 29
Eight short films show you life in the wild, including one about the people behind the Brooklyn Grange Farm, coincidentally enough shown on the roof of the Brooklyn Grange, at the Navy Yard

Friday, May 30
An awkward teenager from 1985 comes of age thanks to ping pong and a local arcade in Ping Pong Summer, followed by a ping pong party at the Old American Can Factory, 232 Third Street, Gowanus (NOTE: $25)

Saturday, May 31
11 short animated films explore darker themes than the usual child’s play associated with animation, at Industry City, 220 36th Street, Sunset Park

Friday, June 6
9 short films that have the Sundance seal of approval are shown at MetroTech Commons, 5 MetroTech Center, FREE

Saturday, June 7
8 short films about the troubles of being caught in the machine, in a metaphorical way not like getting caught in a thresher, are shown at Industry City, 220 36th Street, Sunset Park

Friday, June 13
The steps that Surrealist Man Ray took to make his 1926 film Emak Bakia are retraced in The Search for Emak Bakia at the Old American Can Factory, 232 Third Street, Gowanus

Saturday, June 14
10 short romantic films run the gamut of love’s effects on people, whether good, bad or everything in between, at Industry City, 220 36th Street, Sunset Park

Thursday, June 19
Two mushroom hunters and war veterans are followed by documentary filmmaker Sara Dosa in their quest to for rare matsutake mushrooms in The Last Season on the roof of the Brooklyn Grange, at the Navy Yard

Friday, June 20
Former child actor and current underground filmmaker Giuseppe Andrews documents the story of how he made his latest movie with his trailer park neighbors and homeless friends in Giuseppe Makes A Move at the Old American Can Factory, 232 Third Street, Gowanus

Saturday, June 21
A movie with no plot and no script, Living Stars is just a sixty minute dance party of gyrating bodies at Industry City, 220 36th Street, Sunset Park

Friday, June 27
A blending of documentary and fiction, Five Star concerns a five star general in the Bloods showing gang life to a young man deciding whether or not the life is what he wants at MetroTech Commons, 5 MetroTech Center, FREE

Saturday, June 28
Small-town Alabama drag gets a turn on the big screen in Skanks at Industry City, 220 36th Street, Sunset Park

Tuesday, July 1
Two friends ride their bikes around rural Serbia while causing the kinds of disasters that only true love can in The Disobedient on the roof of the Brooklyn Grange, at the Navy Yard

Thursday, July 3
In Thanksgiving, an idyllic Brooklyn couple has their perfect Thanksgiving derailed by the appearance of the girl’s brother at Industry City, 220 36th Street, Sunset Park

Saturday, July 5
See the life of world’s most notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout through his own home movies in The Notorious Mr. Bout at the Old American Can Factory, 232 Third Street, Gowanus

Friday, July 11
8 more short films about love, including Rose McGowan’s directorial debut, that look at the darker and weirder side of the emotion at MetroTech Commons, 5 MetroTech Center, FREE

Saturday, July 12
An absurdist odyssey, Kumiko The Treasure Hunter is a feature about a woman convinced that Fargo is a true story and sets out to find the hidden money never claimed in the film, at Industry City, 220 36th Street, Sunset Park

Friday, July 18
Mateo concerns the story of a gringo who learned to play Spanish and Mexican music on the guitar while serving time in prison for robbery, and his busking adventures, at Industry City, 220 36th Street, Sunset Park

Saturday, July 19
A couple separated from each other try to keep the flame alive with technology in 10,000 KM only to find that it might tear them apart instead at Industry City, 220 36th Street, Sunset Park

Thursday, July 31
A young girl tries to be an ideal Persian daughter, a politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite in Appropriate Behavior only to struggle with all three at the Greenpoint High School for Engineering and Automotive Technology, 50 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg

Friday, August 1
A Japanese mattress salesman joins the wrong secret S&M club in R100, only to realize it a bit too late, at Industry City, 220 36th Street, Sunset Park

Thursday, August 14
Elizabeth Moss and Mark Duplass escape to a country home to try to save their failing marriage, only to be faced with nothing by weirdness in The One I Love at the Greenpoint High School for Engineering and Automotive Technology, 50 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg