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Criterion to reissue The Inland Sea, film by Lucille Cara

Michael Palmer - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Criterion is getting ready to release a new restored 4K digital edition of The Inland Sea by Lucille Carra. The film follows Carra's trip inspired by the Donald Richie classic of the same title. Read More

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