Constitution Day Film Screening: Little Pink House

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Graves Hall, 112 Winants Auditorium and Gallery
263 College Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3646

Please join us for a free film screening of Little Pink House, a high-quality drama of events surrounding the famous eminent domain Supreme Court "Kelo" decision, this Constitution Day. 

Refreshments will be provided. Brief remarks and Q&A with Prof. David Ryden to follow. This event is co-sponsored by Markets & Morality, Political Science, Economics and Business, and the Pre-Law Society.

Adapted from the film’s website: Little Pink House stars two-time Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener (Get Out, Capote, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Emmy nominee Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love, The Firm, Grey Gardens), and Callum Keith Rennie (Fifty Shades of Gray, Warcraft: The Beginning, Memento). The screenplay is adapted from Jeff Benedict’s book, Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage. Little Pink House also features an original song by two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby entitled "Home Free." Based on a true story, a small-town EMT named Susette Kelo (Catherine Keener) buys a rundown cottage in New London, Connecticut, refurbishes it with her bare hands, paints it pink, and meets a great guy (Callum Keith Rennie). Then she discovers powerful politicians are bent on bulldozing her blue-collar neighborhood to make way for condos and office buildings designed to benefit the new corporate headquarters of pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer. The redevelopment effort is spearheaded by Dr. Charlotte Wells (Jeanne Tripplehorn)—ambitious and accomplished, she’s the closest thing the gritty town has to a celebrity.  With the help of a young lawyer named Scott Bullock (Giacomo Baessato), Susette emerges as the reluctant leader of her neighbors in an epic battle that goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, inspires a nation, and helps millions of Americans protect their homes. 

Event Type

Academics, Social Sciences Division, Economics and Business, Political Science

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