February 3, 2017

Little Pink House is a feature film that tells the true story of IJ client Susette Kelo, a blue-collar woman whose historic fight to defend her home and neighborhood from government and corporate power brokers went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court—a battle that inspired the nation. The film stars two-time Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener and Emmy nominee Jeanne Tripplehorn, and it features the original song Home Free, written and performed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby of Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Little Pink House is the product of a multi-year collaboration between the Institute for Justice and filmmakers Courtney Moorehead Balaker and Ted Balaker of Korchula Productions, and it will premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (sbiff.org) in February. SBIFF is among the nation’s marquee film festivals; this year it will present awards to Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling and Denzel Washington, and this past year its programming included premieres of films starring actors Jeff Bridges, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett. The festival runs from February 1 to 11, and the Little Pink House premiere is scheduled to take place on February 2.

  Please visit facebook.com/LittlePinkHouseMovie to stay updated on news about the film.

The world premiere will kick off the Little Pink House outreach campaign, a multifaceted, multi-state effort to change public policy and educate viewers about eminent domain abuse, the importance of property rights, and the difference between corporate cronyism and the free market. IJ seeks to use this movie as a vehicle to reach new audiences and tell Susette’s story.

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