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Charlestown residents invited to a free screening of Little Pink House film

Event to be held at the home of Harold and JoAnn Goodlett, June 30th.


The Institute for Justice will hold a free screening of “Little Pink House” in Charlestown on Saturday, June 30th. The event will be hosted at 943 Monroe Street at the home of Charlestown residents Harold and JoAnn Goodlett. Drinks and snacks at 8, and movie to follow at 8:30 p.m., the film will be screened outdoors on a big screen with a rain date of July 7th.

Based on a true story, Little Pink House is based on Susette Kelo – a New London resident who refused pressure to sell her home, which was subsequently condemned under eminent domain as part of a push for commercial development. She unexpectedly took her fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a Q & A with filmmaker Courtney Moorehead Balaker, she says, “There are two sides in this story, and it was fun to see how that sparked a lot of discussion among the cast. Should it be legal to force Susette and her neighbors to leave their homes? What if forcing them out would help the economy?”

“There is a lot to think about, and I hope audiences come away with a clear understanding of both sides of the argument.”

The film stars two-time Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener and Emmy nominee Jeanne Tripplehorn. This film has a run time of 100 minutes and is not yet rated.

R.S.V.P. requested by email to Meaghan O’Connor at,  or by phone to 703-682-9326.


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