Rwanda Magical Experience.

On Sunday night, August 12, two films of W.C. Fields screened under the stars in Kigali, Rwanda. A magical experience for all, many attendees said they will remember the night forever.

Dr. Harriet A. Fields donating W.C. Fields' films.
Dr. Harriet A. Fields donating W.C. Fields' films to Eric Kabera, founder of the Rwanda Cinema Center/Kwetu Film Institute. Eric Kabera donating his documentary films to W.C. Fields Productions.
Dr. Harriet speaking at the Kwetu Film Institute.
Dr. Harriet speaking at the Kwetu Film Institute.

W.C. Fields' films donated to the Rwanda Cinema Center/Kwetu Film Institute. On Sunday, August 12, 2012, under the stars, two W.C. Fields' films were screened in Kigali, Rwanda. Dr. Harriet Fields shared with the audience that her grandfather performed in Africa, and said, “I am very happy for our grandfather to have a home in Africa, for Kwetu means Home in Swahili.” A magical experience for all, many attendees said they will remember the night forever. Eric Kabera, founder of the Kwetu Film Institute, said he wants to teach his students how to do comedy, so they and the country can laugh again. Eric shared that W.C. Fields' comic genius is unmatched in the world today.

Through My Eyes: A Film About Rwandan Youth.

Rwanda has suffered so much in the genocide of 1994. The world little knows of the depths of the pain and the heights at reconciliation and healing. W.C. Fields said, “If I can make them laugh, and through that laughter make this old world seem just a little brighter, then I am satisfied.” Laughter is truly the best medicine of all. Earlier in the week, Dr. Fields donated DVDs of W.C. Fields' films to the Kwetu Film Institute developing film Library for the students and Eric Kabera donated to the W.C. Fields' family his award winning documentaries on Rwanda. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences put Dr. Harriet Fields and Eric Kabera, founder of the Kwetu Film Institute, in contact, for the Rwanda Cinema Center is part of the Academy's International Outreach program.

Dr. Harriet A. Fields

Universal Studios Names Street for W.C. Fields.

W.C. Fields Dr. is the largest and longest street at Universal Studios and the only street accessible to the public. An act of love and honor by Universal Studios in recognition of the great artists who graced their lots, W.C. Fields arguably the greatest.

Invitation for the Universal Studios Street Celebration.
Universal Studios Street Celebration street sign for W.C. Fields Dr.
W.C. Fields Dr., Universal Studios.
Universal Studios Street Celebration banner in bus shelter.
Universal Studios honors icons and their families for street naming celebration, February, 2012.
Allen Fields and Austin Fields standing next to W.C. Fields Drive sign post.
Allen Fields with son Austin Fields in front of W.C. Fields Dr., Universal Studios, CA.

W.C. Fields Comedy Festival at the Grand Theatre, Center for the Arts with special guest Ronald J. Fields.

Grand Theatre header.
Ron Fields meeting puppet of W.C.
Ronald J. Fields with a W.C. Fields' puppet created by Dennis Lancaster for the W.C. Fields Comedy Festival at the Grand Theatre, Center for the Arts, Tracy, CA, September 29—October 2, 2011.
Comedy Film Festival poster.
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W.C. Fields Festival at the Film Forum, New York, April 22 through May 3, 2011.

Ronald J. Fields and Dr. Harriet Fields offer “insights into the life and work of their grandfather” in the July issue of Classic Images.
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Harriet and Ronald Fields on stage at the Film Forum
Dr. Harriet Fields and Ronald J. Fields speak at the opening of the W.C. Fields Festival, Film Forum, New York, April 22, 2011.
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Harriet and Ronald Fields outside the Film Forum
Dr. Harriet Fields and Ronald J. Fields.

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2010 Highlights.

W.C. Fields on Broadway Again!
This glorious W.C. Fields Exhibit at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, May 19 through August 21. is an exhibit of love and family.
Curator, Dr. Barbara Cohen-Stratyner said, “This W.C. Fields' exhibit is wonderful....the attendance outstanding.”

June and July W.C. Fields' films featured at the Tuesday afternoon film series of the Library for the Performing Arts.
Some of the comments from attendees and film staff are
“The auditorium was packed at every screening,”
“Such warmth and love from the audience,”
“W.C. Fields' humor was not violent, it was not mean, he did not hit people,
he was humane and kind,”
“I haven't laughed so hard in years,”
“His humor is as relevant today, and he endures because it comes from the heart.”

June 6, Screening of Million Dollar Legs with commentary by John Oliver of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

June 8, Interview on National Public Radio (NPR), The Leonard Lopate Show about
“The Great W.C. Fields.”

September 23—26, 2010 Fall Cinesation Film Preservation Festival featuring W.C. Fields.