March 24, 2017

The Institute for Justice’s historic battle against eminent domain abuse on behalf of New London, Connecticut, homeowners hit the big screen with the world premiere of Little Pink House at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February. Among those attending the screening and red carpet walk were, from left (above): IJ client Susette Kelo; two-time Oscar nominee Catherine Keener, who plays Kelo; IJ President Scott Bullock; music legend David Crosby, who wrote the song “Home Free” for the movie’s closing credits; producer Ted Balaker; director and screenwriter Courtney Balaker; and Jeff Benedict, author of the book Little Pink House on which the movie is based. The Little Pink House movie held its East Coast premiere soon thereafter at the Athena Film Festival in New York City. IJ plans to work with the movie’s producers to hold public and private screenings with the goal of driving home the need for greater protection for property rights from coast to coast. Visit to stay updated on the latest news about the film and information about future screenings.

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