Film Mode Entertainment has struck a deal with Samuel Goldwyn Films for North American home ent rights to Catherine Keener-starring drama Little Pink House.
Writer-director Courtney Moorehead Balaker’s (The Collector) feature, based on the book of the same name, follows the true story of Susette Kelo (Keener), a nurse who takes on a huge corporation that tries to use eminent domain to seize homes in her working-class Connecticut neighborhood to make room for a new corporate facility. Kelo organizes her neighbors and leads a battle that ends up before the U.S. Supreme Court.Capote and Being John Malkovich star Keener plays alongside Jeanne Tripplehorn (The Firm) and Callum Keith Rennie (Fifty Shades Of Gray).
Producers include Ted Balaker, Arielle Boisvert, Joel Soisson and Shawn Williamson. Dada Films released the movie theatrically in the U.S.“We’re very excited about the reception Little Pink House has received from audience members, critics, and even the United State Congress,” said producer Ted Balaker. “The film was recently honored with a congressional screening, and the last film to be so recognized was Spielberg’s Lincoln. Such recognition is especially important because Donald Trump sits in the White House. He was the most famous supporter of the Supreme Court’s awful decision that bulldozed Susette Kelo’s neighborhood, and now as president he wields tremendous power to victimize residents of poor neighborhoods.”
“This very moving, inspirational film is a tribute to the human spirit, and shows how the determination of a single individual can change the course of events for the better,” said Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment. “Little Pink House is a commercially viable film with a vital and timely message that will tug at the heartstrings of distributors and movie-goers across the globe.” Film Mode Entertainment is representing worldwide rights on the film.