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Maya Forbes Tells Story Of Cambridge Childhood In 'Infinitely Polar Bear'14:18

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Maya Forbes, who grew up in Cambridge, tells the story of her childhood in the new film Infinitely Polar Bear, which she wrote and directed.

The central drama revolves around her wonderfully charismatic father, who suffered from bipolar disorder. In real life, he was Cameron Forbes, from one of Boston's most prominent families. In the film, he's played by Mark Ruffalo, who portrays a loving, chain-smoking dreamer of a dad.


Maya Forbes, writer and director of Infinitely Polar Bear.


This segment aired on August 7, 2015.

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