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Mark Ruffalo is Manic in International 'Infinitely Polar Bear' Trailer

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February 20, 2015

Infinitely Polar Bear

Over a year ago at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, one of the buzzed about projects was a touching family drama called Infinitely Polar Bear. The film features a remarkable lead performance by Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers) as Cam Stuart, a father in 1978 who is manic depressive, creating a rift between him and his wife (Zoe Saldana) and their two daughters. But Cam tries desperately to keep his family together at all costs. The film doesn't have distribution in the United States for some reason (it's a great movie though), but it's arriving in Australia soon, and a trailer from down under has just surfaced online. Watch below!

Here's the Australian trailer for Maya Forbes' Infinitely Polar Bear from Icon Films Australia:

Infinitely Polar Bear

Infinitely Polar Bear

The year is 1978. Cam Stuart (Mark Ruffalo), black sheep of an old New England family, is fresh off a manic-depressive breakdown. His wife, Maggie (Zoe Saldana), has left him, taking their two young girls. Cam misses his family terribly; and when Maggie goes to New York City to get her MBA, she asks Cam to move in and take care of their daughters. Cam insists that Maggie return to help him every weekend, and eventually the four of them figure out a new and unconventional way to be a family. Infinitely Polar Bear is written and directed by Maya Forbes, and is slated to release in Australia on March 26th, but has no US date yet.

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  • This looks tops, depression seems so common now, but I do live in Scotland. I wonder how many of us on here can remember driving in cars with parts of the floors missing? Must have been a 70's thing. :-)
  • CoosCoos
    He's married to Zoe Saldana and is still depressed??
  • ff
    looks good
  • DAVIDPD
    Ugh this hits home for me. My dad has the same disorder...may check it out, but may pass due to it being so familiar.
    • VAharleywitch
      I felt the same way about "Still Alice", since my Dad has early-onset Alz (with a side helping of Frontal-Lobe Dementia, Bi-Polar, ADD, and Anti-Social Disorder - the last cancel 95% of the things you're supposed to do to keep Alz patients involved in life). I bawled through most of it, but felt it was very much an accurate reflection of what my family & others in our support group have/are going through. Hopefully "Still Alice" and - once it gets US/worldwide distribution - "Inifinitely Polar Bear" will shed some light on both afflictions, as "Theory of Everything" & the Ice Bucket Challenge helped shine a light on ALS.
  • Simon Dark
    Zoe :-*
  • Why?
    I love Zoe, but is it in her contract that she must be paired with white males?
    • shiboleth
      so far, those 'contracts' have brought her fine success, haven't they? It's an industry, why complaining?
      • Why?
        Success with white audiences? I guess they've always been the only ones that matter.
        • shiboleth
          Well, I have no problem agreeing with you. Not at all ... But we both know, that line of thought isn't quite winning here since movie-making is an capitalistic sport (to put it a bit bluntly; nowadays especially) ... Again, in a long run ... Zoe Saldana knows that and she plays the ball. Obviously. But what we should suggest? Fight against the capitalism? Be more true to yourself and your people (and who are those)? I might not agree with her choices, but hey, where are the right ones?
          • Why?
            There are no right ones, but she isn't small time either. She can make big moves, but white Hollywood wants her to be their "passable" waif trophy and she's playing along. They would never pair Sam, Bradley, Mark, Christian or Chris with Lupita or Viola. Hollywood seems to be only able to handle the black women that white men would see themselves dating. The Kerry Washington's and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are glorified house Negroes. This could also be an argument for women's rights in Hollywood, but that's a whole other story.
    • Alison Kane
      I on the other hand was thinking how nice it is to see an inter-racial family on screen. They are way under-represented in TV and film.
      • Why?
        As the son of a mixed marriage...I agree. I'm just saying. It could be that she loves working with great actors, which in that case more power to her, but there are outstanding men of color who are amazing actors too. I'm just saying.
  • Mark Brackney
    Speaking-of-Which, did you Know that actress Keisha Castle-Hughes ("Joan" on The Walking Dead, "Obara Sand" on Game of Thrones) also has Bipolar Disorder?
  • shiboleth
    How can you not like Mark Ruffalo in this?
  • nlren
    Wow, I can't believe people are calling her and other light skinned actresses "glorified house negros" the fact that she gets paired up with mostly white, male co-stars is not "on her" or in itself a negative thing. As far as "her people" I think she probably considers her parents, husband, and children part of that and they are black, white, and mixed; as is she. (Keep reading) On the other hand, you are totally right about the fact that the industry is skewed towards white males and what they are comfortable with from a woman and especially a woman of color. You are absolutely right that we would not see some of the awesome darker skinned actresses paired up the same way. The male actors who lead bigger block buster films and the more interesting indie films are white because that's the norm, that's what "everyone" expects and that's what they are comfortable with. It's a bullshit ceiling that when one or two people seem to crack it a little bit, everyone pats themselves on the back like "job done" when the percentages and prejudices are still F-up as ever. PS. Speak, but don't hate.

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