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'The Art of Racing In The Rain' Closes the 2019 KCET Summer Cinema Series

Following a screening of "The Art of Racing In The Rain," producer Neal H. Moritz attended a Q&A hosted by Cinema Series host Pete Hammond. Based on The New York Times bestselling novel by American author, playwright and film producer Garth Stein, this heart-warming film is the story of Enzo (the voice of Kevin Costner), a race car-obsessed dog who believes he will be reincarnated as a human. While his owner Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia) teaches him about auto racing and human relationships, most of Enzo's ideas and knowledge come from watching television. Amanda Seyfried ("Mama Mia! Here We Go Again") also stars.

Neal H. Moritz is the founder of Original Film and one of the most prolific producers in Hollywood today. Best known for the "Fast & Furious" films, including "Furious 7," which broke multiple box office records to become the sixth highest grossing movie of all time, Moritz has produced over 50 major motion pictures, which have earned a total of over $10 billion worldwide. Moritz most recently released "The Fate of the Furious," the eighth installment in the "Fast" franchise. Additional film credits include "21 Jump Street" and "22 Jump Street," "Passengers," "Goosebumps," "Jack the Giant Slayer," "Total Recall," "The Change-Up," "Battle: Los Angeles," "The Green Hornet," "The Bounty Hunter," "I Am Legend," "Vantage Point," "Made of Honor," "Evan Almighty," "Gridiron Gang," "Click," "S.W.A.T.," "Sweet Home Alabama," "XXX," "Out of Time," "Blue Streak," "The Skulls," "Cruel Intentions," "Urban Legend," "I Know What You Did Last Summer," "Volcano", and "Juice."

Moritz also has a successful television business with several series on the air, including "Preacher," based on the popular graphic novels, which is currently shooting its third season for AMC, "Happy!," which was recently renewed for a second on SyFy, reboots of "SWAT" on CBS and "Prison Break" on Fox. Upcoming is an adaptation of the graphic novels "The Boys at Amazon." Past television credits include the HBO movie "The Rat Pack," which earned 11 Primetime Emmy nominations, Showtime’s highly acclaimed "The Big C," and the NBC series "Save Me."

A Los Angeles native, Moritz completed his undergraduate studies in economics at UCLA before earning a graduate degree from the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California.

See event photos and listen to the Q&A from the screening below.

 

 

Cinema Series host Pete Hammond, Producer Neal H. Moritz take questions from the audience after a screening of "The Art of Racing in the Rain"
Cinema Series host Pete Hammond, Producer Neal H. Moritz take questions from the audience after a screening of "The Art of Racing in the Rain"
Cinema Series host Pete Hammond, Producer Neal H. Moritz participate in a Q&A after a screening of "The Art of Racing in the Rain"
Cinema Series host Pete Hammond, Producer Neal H. Moritz participate in a Q&A after a screening of "The Art of Racing in the Rain"

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