NPT’s Minnie Pearl doc in theaters Feb. 6

Watch ‘Facing the Laughter: Minnie Pearl’ on the big screen.


Minnie Pearl and Roy Acuff performing at the Grand Ole Opry. | Photo via Tennessee State Library and Archives

How-deee. 👒 A new film honoring the life and legacy of comedian Sarah Cannon — known and beloved by many as Minnie Pearl — will screen nationwide and at local Regal theaters one day only on Monday, Feb. 6.

Facing the Laughter: Minnie Pearl” is a full-length documentary about the Opry legend. The film — produced by Nashville Public Television — includes never released audiotapes and rarely seen archival footage, as well as interviews with Amy Grant, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Paul Rubens (Pee Wee Herman), and more.

Watch “Facing the Laughter: Minnie Pearl” at 100 Oaks, Green Hills, and Opry Mills. Screenings will be offered at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Reserve tickets.

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