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Maya Forbes revisits her childhood in 'Infinitely Polar Bear'
Maya Forbes revisits her childhood in 'Infinitely Polar Bear'

— Maya Forbes knew the story all too well, but she waited a long time to write a script based on her childhood. It's understandable why the writer-director wasn't rushing. Her father was manic-depressive, and when her mother left their Cambridge, Mass., home to attend graduate school in New York, a 10-year-old Forbes and her sister were largely left in their father's care, which was far from normal — let alone safe — parenting. Forbes, 45, who has writing credits on "The Larry Sanders Show" and the animated movie "Monsters vs. Aliens," said as a parent she has encouraged her children not to be timid. "I was always telling them,...

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