Part cine-diary and part faux biography—though wholeheartedly narcissistic—Michel Auder’s lengthy look back at his hedonistic life intermingles decades’ worth of home movies with fictional vignettes starring a self-centered artist. (Codirector Andrew Neel films the fake sections; guess who plays the solipsistic gent?) As a minihistory of downtown hipness, the vintage vérité clips chart scenic evolutions and offer candid looks at famous folks like Andy Warhol and Auder’s ex-wife, Cindy Sherman. But ego eventually trumps all; The Feature isn’t so much a chronicle of late-20th-century Gotham bohemia as a portrait of one man admiring his reflection from every angle.
Michel Auder, Andrew Neel