Little Pink House
A decade and a half ago a courageous woman, Susette Kelo, waged a desperate battle to save her neighborhood from a city’s effort to condemn the neighborhood’s homes and business and to hand those properties over to a private developer. Susette’s little pink house became the focal point of one of the most important property rights battles in American history. Now a new movie, Little Pink House, starring Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn, dramatizes her story.
Although the film has been getting good reviews on RottenTomatoes.com, the movie has only been given a limited release. The Freedom Center of Missouri is cooperating with Tugg.com to make sure that folks all over the state of Missouri have the opportunity to see it. And, in addition to the movie, we want to offer our supporters a glimpse of what took place behind the scenes of this battle against eminent domain abuse.
Dave Roland, the Freedom Center’s director of litigation, was part of the litigation team at the Institute for Justice when the U.S. Supreme Court was considering Kelo v. New London, and IJ hired Jenifer Zeigler Roland, our executive director, to help coordinate the nationwide effort to reform eminent domain laws in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision. Following each special screening of Little Pink House Dave and Jenifer will answer the audience’s questions about the case and the ongoing legal campaign to secure constitutional protections for citizens’ property rights.
Check below to find information about a screening in your area – and if none of these screenings is close enough for you to attend, feel free to suggest additional screening locations in the comments!
May 29 – Columbia – 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for this event cost $12 each and must be bought in advance via the Tugg.com website no later that May 21. The Q & A session at this location will be moderated by radio host Gary Nolan.
June 12 – St. Louis
Regal St. Louis Mills Stadium 18
Tickets for this event cost $12 each and must be bought in advance via the Tugg.com website no later than June 4. The Q & A session at this location will be moderated by Mike Ferguson.
July 17 – Springfield
Tickets for this event cost $12 each and must be bought in advance via the Tugg.com website no later than July 10.
July 24 – Kansas City
Tickets for this event cost $12 each and must be bought in advance via the Tugg.com website no later than July 17.
One thought on “Little Pink House”
I have not had the opportunity to view this movie but am truly concerned about eminent domain and property rights. We in the Randolph and Monroe county areas (among others) have been fighting against this very thing with a so-called wind power provider wanting to build high voltage power lines across northern Missouri from the west to supposedly provide power to the east coast. We have fought and to date have won most battles but now the ex-governor has taken the case against us as the lead attorney trying to force the PSC to change their decision in this “Grain Belt Express” Issue. This has received little or no exposure in the media anywhere except locally. It needs to be exposed and we need to fight against this eminent domain issue and for property rights. Please try to this movie to the Moberly area to enlighten those in the dark about this disturbing issue. Thank you.
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