The Feature
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Filmmaker Michel Auder teams with Andrew Neel to construct this patchwork retrospective detailing 40 years in his own life and the lives of his closest friends. Assembled from over 5,000 hours of footage, the film offers viewers a glimpse into Auder's unique world. From conversations with Andy Warhol and other stars to run-ins with ex-wives Viva and Cindy Sherman as well as encounters with a whole host of family and friends, Auder's autobiography gradually becomes a kaleidoscopic journey into the underworld told with idiosyncratic flair. Woven into the uniquely constructed tale is the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It is a profoundly indulgent work -- what three-hour filmed memoir wouldn't be? -- but the memory of Auder's memory will linger on for the handful of resilient experimental-film fans who see it."
‑ John Anderson, Variety
"Essentially a collection of home movies, it's almost a dictionary definition of "self-indulgent," filled with famous faces, naked people and what certain celebrities mean to Auder."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Suggests that either video artist Michel Auder culled the wrong footage from a lifetime of compulsive camera-wielding for this "fictional autobiography," or was saddled by fate or egoism with an inapt subject."
‑ Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
"Michel Auder has been making videos longer than almost anyone, and that alone makes the work of this underappreciated artist and filmmaker worth attending to."
‑ Nathan Lee, New York Times
"A pixilated portrait of a life lived and captured unlike any other."
‑ Matthew Nestel, Boxoffice Magazine
"In a rare moment of personal illumination, he admits that "sometimes there are artists who are just no good." If nothing else, The Feature proves this statement."
‑ Bill White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Auder's life is more interesting than his art."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Feels somewhat disjointed, meandering, seemingly random and chaotic, but filled with fleeting moments of coherence, wonder and awe, much like life itself."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
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