Local family to host ‘Little Pink House’ film screening

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The Melvin family will be hosting a one-time screening of the film Little Pink House Tuesday, May 15 at AMC 24 in Hamilton at 7:30 p.m.

In 2005, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that gave government officials the power to bulldoze a blue-collar neighborhood for the benefit of a multibillion-dollar corporation. In her dissent, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor declared, “Nothing is to prevent the State from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carlton, any home with a shopping mall, or any farm with a factory.”

The film tells the story of a small-town EMT named Susette Kelo (Catherine Keener) who 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 and paints it pink. Then she discovers powerful politicians want to bulldoze 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).

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.

The film is being screened through tugg.com, a platform that helps individuals and organizations to host screenings in their local theaters. Tickets can be purchased at tugg.com/events/little-pink-house-srvi.