7.4/10
374
5 user 10 critic

Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 20 May 2008 (USA)
Twenty-Five miles from town, a million miles from mainstream society, a loose-knit community of radicals live in the desert, struggling to survive with little food, less water and no electricity, as they cling to their unique vision of the American dream.
Reviews
5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Life off grid (2016)
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Off-grid is not a state of mind. It is not about being out of touch, living in a remote place, or turning off your mobile phone. Off-grid simply means living without a connection to the ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Taggart
Off the Grid III (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A tormented and retired FBI Agent Artemis reunites with his old partner Cash to become a two person vigilante squad after they find out Olivia is a running a child trafficking circuit. ... See full summary »

Director: Mykel Shannon Jenkins
Stars: Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Stefania Spampinato, Leif Holt
Frozen River (2008)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A mom looks for another source of income, when her husband leaves with the money meant for the new mobile home. A nearby Indian territory stretches across the border to Canada with a drivable frozen river between. Smugling?

Director: Courtney Hunt
Stars: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott
Building Off the Grid (TV Series 2014)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Adventurers and their teams battle Mother Nature to build unique homes in remote areas. From Montana to the North Pole, from yurts to log cabins to Earthships, will they build in time to beat their deadlines?

Stars: Jake Rademacher, Ross Huguet, Collette Foley
Documentary | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Charged with 2400 volts of electricity, Eduardo Garcia lost an arm, ribs, muscle mass and nearly his life, but more important than what he lost is what he found.

Director: Phillip Baribeau
Stars: Eduardo Garcia, Jennifer Jane, Manuel Garcia
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs.

Director: John Krokidas
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall
Action | Drama | Mystery

A woman seeks revenge against those who orchestrated a plane crash that killed her family.

Director: Reed Morano
Stars: Blake Lively, Jude Law, Max Casella
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Cowboy Cowboy ... Himself
Gecko Gecko ... Herself
Dreadie Jeff Dreadie Jeff ... Himself
Dean Maher Dean Maher ... Himself
Maine Maine ... Himself
Austen Mason Austen Mason ... Himself (as Austen)
Moonbow Moonbow ... Himself
Mama Phyllis Mama Phyllis ... Herself
Robbie Robbie ... Himself
Stan Stan ... Himself
Virginia Virginia ... Herself
Edit

Storyline

Twenty-Five miles from town, a million miles from mainstream society, a loose-knit community of eco-pioneers, teenage runaways, war veterans and drop-outs, live on the fringe and off the grid. Struggling to survive on little food, less water and no electricity, they cling to their unique vision of the American dream. Enthralling, action-packed and full of unforgettable characters.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

25 miles from town, a million miles from ordinary.

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Still Point Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Cowboy: We are not renegades out here. We are simply free people who want to remain that way.
See more »

Soundtracks

Tomorrow Will Be Better
Music & Lyrics by Barbara Lynn Jacobs
Performed by Tyler Burba
Produced by Christopher Libertino
Courtesy of Madison Moore Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
To Live or Die on the Grid
24 March 2010 | by gregorio-rothSee all my reviews

Off the Grid is a heartfelt film about a bunch of bumbles living in New Mexico, in the middle of the desert. The film shows the lives of people we may try to overlook or gossip about:.

"Look at what they are doing!" "They can't do that!" "You can't live there!" "Look at these Dharma Bums!" But what is needed to live freely is defined in different ways; some people want absolute freedom, to live like they want to live, and do what they want to do; these people find life is best lived "Off the Grid". Some people need the solitude only a place off the grid can offer. Some people live off the grid because they enjoy shooting guns. Some find Off the Grid the safest place to protect themselves from their former dangerous lives. Some live off the grid because they fear society will brain wash their kids.

There is danger in living off the grid. Drugs are common here. And the law is the law of the people, vigilante old west style.

But without a full portrait, we are left arrogant. Jeremy and Randy Stulberg do a fine job of presenting these people objectively. The people of the mesa are given a fair space to share their lives.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed