Infinitely Polar Bear script
Synopsis: Infinitely Polar Bear is a 2014 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Maya Forbes, and starring Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky, and Ashley Aufderheide. The film premiered in competition at the 30th Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2014. The film was released on June 19, 2015, by Sony Pictures Classics.

His daughters run to him. The ground is covered with bright

orange chanterelles. They are beautiful. They seem to glow

in the shade of the tall trees. The girls are mesmerized.

FAITH:

I wish I had a gown that color.

He holds out his hand and they each slap him five, laughing.

INT. HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY - KITCHEN. DAY

The chanterelles sizzle in a cast-iron pan. Cam stirs them

gently, still wearing the jodhpurs but no jacket or shirt.

He also wears a battered old gray fedora with a small freshly-

picked flower stuck in the band. A cigarette dangles from

his lips. His gut hangs out. An attractive African-American

woman in her mid-30s leans against the kitchen counter. She

wears a housecoat. She looks tired. This is MAGGIE.

CAM:

That’s what education should be

about. Hands-on, in the field.

(calling loudly)

You girls are fierce mushroom-

hunters!

MAGGIE:

They’re in bed. Exhausted.

CAM:

It’s good for them to see the

sunrise. They’re too stuck in

their cozy little routines.

MAGGIE:

They’re ten and eight.

A long loaded silence. Then:

MAGGIE (CONT'D)

You haven’t been taking your

lithium.

Cam picks up the cast iron pan and slams it down hard on the

burner. Maggie jumps and screams, startled. She turns and

hurries away.

CAM:

God damn it!

5.

INT. HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY - LIVING ROOM. DAY

Toys are scattered everywhere. A coffee table lies on its

side. Cam holds a pack of cigarettes in each hand. His face

is enraged. Maggie rushes away from him. He follows her.

The girls watch from the upstairs landing.

CAM:

My grandfather started the Harvard

Forestry School -- I’m trying to

bestow some of his legacy to my

children -- and you’re hassling me

about lithium!

MAGGIE:

I’m calling Dr. Wendell.

Cam steps in front of her and smashes the phone out of the

wall. He kicks a zebra skin drum across the floor.

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Maya Forbes

Maya Forbes is an American screenwriter and television producer. She made her debut as a film director with Infinitely Polar Bear. Her other writing credits include the screenplay of The Rocker and many episodes of The Larry Sanders Show. more…

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