Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa (Movie Review)

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Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa is the most thought provoking of the dozen or so films I’ve screened for the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival. It concerns a group of people living on “The Mesa,” a remote section of northern New Mexico where there’s no power grid, no land lines, no mobile phone service, no internet, no water, no police force — nothing except a few hundred residents who have chosen to live in the middle of nowhere, the serious middle of nowhere — my San Francisco friends’ cracks about Oakland notwithstanding. Off the Grid plays at the Roxie Cinema in San Francisco as part of the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, Monday, October 1 and Sunday, October 7, with a matinee on Saturday October 6.

Read my review at Techyum.

Image courtesy of the Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa MySpace page.

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One Response to “Off the Grid: Life on the Mesa (Movie Review)”

  1. Free Spirits (Movie Review) « Skid Roche Says:

    […] hold together as stirringly as my other favorite intentional-community documentary from Docfest (Off the Grid: Life On the Mesa) but it’s still a magnificent historical document. The film’s watchability is damaged […]

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