Photo by courtesy of Elle and Andrea

Missing a little bit of film in the Bushwick Open Studios 2011 program? Don’t miss anymore and head to Goodbye Blue Monday where Microscope Gallery is organizing a film festival featuring works of Bushwick filmmakers.

Where are you located?

At 4 Charles Place, at Myrtle Ave, between Bushwick & Evergreen. We are right beside the  coffee shop Little Skips.

What kind space are you?

We are an art space devoted to film and video makers, sound, performers and other time-based artists. We present month-long exhibitions and a twice-a-week event series of screenings, performances and music shows from emerging to internationally recognized artists, including those we represent. We are always, however, seeking new discoveries, and accept submissions.

Are you doing anything special for Bushwick Open Studios?

Yes, we are!  Our gallery is open all three days from 1-6PM.  Our current exhibit is “SU FREDRICH re:working”. This is Friedrich’s first gallery show, but she’s been making films for 37 years and shows them worldwide  The show reveals the work behind the work. She started as a photographer. The exhibit includes all these early photographs that she hasn’t shown before,  her work journals where she details every single frame, things she made as props, these beautiful new black & white filmstrip prints, digital collage from her recent videos,and films of course. There are over 175 works on the walls. Very different than our other shows.

Also, we’ve curated a film festival. One night at an opening here, Tara Ferri came in and asked if we wanted to organize a film festival for BOS 2011 in connection with her Music Festival. And we said, “Sure”.

And here we are. It’s this weekend, the first BOS Film Festival.  We are presenting 5 programs of films, video & performance each day, starting at 6PM – SHARP – to 10. We’ve got some great artists and all the programs are free. It’s in the Backroom at Goodbye Blue Monday. The full program and other details are available at:

What is your favorite brunch spot in Bushwick?

We’re not really brunch people. We usually get very hungry around 7pm, and we run to the little grocery deli just around the corner on Myrtle for tacos, vegetable (w/ cactus!) or beef. They’re really good, especially the avocado sauce, and they’re also the cheapest around!