5:30 p.m., panel, 6:30 p.m., screening, S.J. Quinney College of Law Moot Courtroom (Level 6)
Little Pink House stars two-time Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener, Emmy nominee Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Callum Keith Rennie. The screenplay is adapted from Jeff Benedict’s book, Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage. Based on a true story, a small-town EMT named Susette Kelo (Catherine Keener) leaves a bad marriage, and starts over in a new town. She buys a rundown cottage in New London, Connecticut, refurbishes it with her bare hands, paints it pink, meets a great guy (Callum Keith Rennie), and exhales.
The film is a true story addressing the issue of eminent domain and the seizure of private property by local governments for public purposes.
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. View the film trailer here »
Jeff Benedict, the author of the Little Pink House, will be in attendance and will be available to sign books prior to the screening.
Free parking in the Rice-Eccles Stadium lot. 1 hour Utah CLE (pending).