True to Life

Gita Saedi Kiely’s got an easy smile, quick sense of humor and a casual way about her. In fact, if you ran into her in the grocery store she’d probably ask you how you were, tell you a story about her life that makes her achingly accessible. And standing there in the produce aisle, you might never guess that she’s an award winning documentary filmmaker. She probably wouldn’t tell you that she has a film in this weekend’s Lunafest film festival, or that she made the film in five days with Doug Hawes-Davis and Ken Furrow, two other top Missoula filmmakers. She probably wouldn’t tell you that the film, Star Spangled Blues, is personal. [Read More]