A Starring Role at Sundance for Columbia Business School

Imogene Wolodarsky, Mark Ruffalo, Ashley Aufderheide and Zoe Saldana, in Infinitely Polar Bear. Photograph by Seacia Pavao/Sundance Institute via AP Photo

Pursuing an MBA doesn’t typically provide the dramatic tension in an independent film, but Columbia Business School takes a star turn in Infinitely Polar Bear, which made its debut at Sundance this week. The autobiographical film by Maya Forbes, which already garnered an award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, chronicles the struggles of a family whose father has bipolar disorder and whose mother enters Columbia’s MBA program to rescue the family’s finances.

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