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June 26, 2015

At the Movies: ‘Infinitely Polar Bear' a love letter to sick dad

AP Entertainment Writer

In 1978, when writer-director Maya Forbes was 10 years old, her mother went away to graduate school, leaving Forbes and her little sister in the care of their mentally ill dad. The girls, and even their mom, didn't fully understand his diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Doctors still called it manic-depression in those days.

Infinitely Polar Bear

Director: Maya Forbes

Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky

Rating: R

Running time: 88 minutes

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