The First Feature Film

Photo credit: Chris Fithall

This corrugated iron church in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia, was built for the 2000 movie Goddess of 1967, starring Rose Byrne.

Australia actually has the distinction of playing host to the first full-length feature film. The 70-minute long drama, The Story of the Kelly Gang (about the 19th-century outlaw), was released in 1906, shot in Melbourne, and is now recognized by UNESCO as a “Memory of the World.”

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