No Lies

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No Lies
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Directed by Mitchell Block
Produced by Mitchell Block
Written by Mitchell Block
Starring Shelby Leverington
Cinematography Alec Hirschfeld
Edited by Ray Anne School
Distributed by Direct Cinema Ltd.
Release dates
  • May 1973 (1973-05)
Running time
16 minutes
Country United States
Language English

No Lies is a 1973 short dramatic film made by Mitchell Block while he was a student at New York University. The film, which is in the style of a cinéma vérité interview, deals with a young woman who has been raped and has been widely viewed by nurses, therapists and police officers.

In 2008, No Lies... was selected for inclusion by the United States Library of Congress to its National Film Registry, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."[1]

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  • Vivian Sobchack (1977): No Lies. Direct Cinema as Rape. In: Journal of the University Film Association 29.4 (1977): pp. 13–18.
  • Mitchell Block (2006): The Truth about No Lies (If You Can Believe It). In: Juhasz, Alexandra; Lerner, Jesse (eds.) 2006: F is for Phony. Fake Documentary and Truth’s Undoing., Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 187–195, ISBN 978-0816642519

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