The summer blockbuster season might traditionally mean “let’s eat a big bucket of popcorn in an air-conditioned theater and then maybe never leave,” but if you live in place that can boast some breezy (but not too breezy, good God, watch the screen!) summer nights, you might want to actually leave the theater and hit the outside world. With movies, of course. New York City’s Rooftop Films has, once again, put together a stellar lineup of emerging indie hits to play at various venues around the city. You can get fresh air and see a film. It’s a can’t-miss event. Rooftop Films also offers an oppurtunity for indie film lovers to check out films early and without hauling across the country to Sundance or SXSW or similar (this year’s list includes no less than five of my favorite Sundance films from this year, snow be damned). This year’s Rooftop Films series will kick off this weekend, with a double-doozy of a lineup. First up, on Friday night, the program will unveil their “This What We Mean By Short Films” presentation, which includes: Bunda Pandeiro, Rhino Full Throttle, Symphony No. 42, An Extraordinary Person, Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared II: Time, Afronauts, Master Muscles and Person To Person. On Saturday night, Rooftop Films will present the first film of its feature section: Gillian Robespierre‘s Obvious Child, an FSR favorite from this year’s Sundance Film Festival. And that’s just a taste of what else awaits you in the comfort of your own city. Take a look!