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Forbes' Family Struggles Revisited in 'Infinitely Polar Bear'

In her new film, "Infinitely Polar Bear," Maya Forbes offers a bittersweet interpretation of her family's struggles with mental illness, poverty and gender bias. “My father was manic-depressive, my mother is African-American. My father was from a wealthy New England family. We didn’t have any money, but my mother wanted to send us to great schools," she recalled. Forbes’ mother got a graduate scholarship from Columbia University to study business, but four decades...

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