Exclusive: Check Out This Clip from the Upcoming ‘Little Pink House’
LifeZette presents a first look at a new film, which follows a famous and controversial Supreme Court decision about eminent domain
It’s surprising to see “Little Pink House” hitting theaters today. Featuring star power from performers such as Catherine Keener, the new film tells the true story of a woman who stood up to the government in an effort to save her home.
The story is inspired by Kelo v. City of New London, a controversial Supreme Court case in 2005 that found the courts siding with the government in an instance of eminent domain. The courts ruled that a private owner could be forcibly bought out of his or her home and property if the government determined that the land was holding back economic development for the community.
The “Kelo” in Kelo v. City of New London is a reference to Susette Kelo (played by Keener in the film). She stood up to the government when it threatened to take her house away and sued the city of New London, Connecticut. Though her lawsuit was unsuccessful, her case remains heavily studied and referenced to this day.
Former Fox News host John Stossel interviewed Kelo years after the ruling and took her to her old property, where everything had been demolished but nothing had yet been built.
Few films out of Hollywood today stand for individualism in the face of growing government power and reliance — but "Little Pink House" seems to be the exception.
LifeZette presents an exclusive clip from the movie, which hits theaters on April 20. Check out the video below. In it, government bureaucrats plot out who they can put forth in their campaign to end Kelo's individualist crusade.