Facing the Laughter: Minnie Pearl will premiere in a one-night-only theater event on Monday, Feb. 6, presented by Fathom Events. The full-length documentary celebrates the life and work of Sarah Cannon and her beloved character Minnie Pearl. The film, created by Nashville Public Television, features the dichotomy between Sarah and her character Minnie. Sarah was serious, intelligent, ambitious and untraditional; Minnie was uncomplicated, direct, playful and quite traditional. Sarah dreamed of becoming a Shakespearian actress but found fame playing a simple country girl who often made herself the butt of her jokes.
Instantly identifiable—even in silhouette—by her straw hat with a price tag dangling from its brim, Minnie Pearl became an icon of country music radio, stage and TV. When she greeted audiences, they enthusiastically echoed her signature “How-dee!” in a happy roar. While Sarah and Minnie were two sides of a coin, both shared a legacy of compassion, empowerment and humor.
The film will air in select theaters nationwide at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Reserve your tickets today.