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First time feature-length filmmaker Sean Durkin made a huge splash last year with his haunting Sundance debut “Martha Marcy May Marlene.” About a damaged woman who struggles to re-assimilate into her family after fleeing an abusive cult, the poignant drama instantly placed Durkin and lead actress Elizabeth Olsen on the map as ones to watch (and indeed, the Durkin-produced “Simon Killer” already made waves at Sundance 2012). But what many don’t know is that before Durkin made “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” he wrote and directed a prequel short of sorts called “Mary Last Seen” as a way of exploring the notion of cult indoctrination, and also as a down-and-dirty way of just shooting a film while he waited for the ‘Mmmm’ schedule to coalesce. It serves as a very excellent companion piece to the larger feature without covering the same ground. Starring “Martha Marcy May Marlene” actor Brady Corbett as. »

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