Geoffrey Dunn is a local award-winning writer,  filmmaker, former UCSC Professor in the Film and Digital Department. and blogger for the Huffington Post. His newest short, Aloha Spirit: James D. Houston & the Music of Hawaii, will premiere at the Closing Night Benefit of the Pacific Rim Film Festival.

On October 23, 2011 at 2:30 at the Cabrillo College Music Recital Hall in Aptos, a celebration of James D. Houston’s last work of fiction “A Queen’s Journey” is happening. Geoffrey will be one of many famous authors coming together to do short readings.

Dunn has produced and directed more than a dozen award-winning documentary films, including Dollar a Day, 10¢ a Dance: A Historic Portrait of Filipino Farm Workers in AmericaMiss…or Myth?; and the recently completed Calypso Dreams.

His book The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power was a national bestseller. Dunn is the author of Santa Cruz Is in the Heart and Chinatown Dreams: The Life and Photographs of George Lee. He also wrote the original screenplay for the feature film Maddalena Z.

Born and raised between the two Santa Cruz wharfs, Geoffrey earned his undergraduate, Masters of Arts and Ph. D. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he was the recipient of an Excellence in Teaching award in 2001.

Here’s a video taken during our radio show:

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