Life Off Grid

LIFE OFF GRID is a film about people who have chosen to build their lives around renewableenergy with beautiful, inspiring, and often challenging results. Filmed over two years of travel throughout Canada, LIFE OFF GRID shows how “off-gridders” have disconnected their houses while maintaining a familiar sense of home. Filmmaker Q&A to follow the screening.

“Life Off Grid is a must watch for anyone with romantic notions of what it means to disconnect and put their energy needs either partly or fully at the mercy of Mother Nature.” ~ Tara Carman, Vancouver Sun.

Sunday, Dec 13th at 1:30pm -> Advance tickets for this date HERE
*All ages balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK. Please redeem at the door.

Tickets $10 in advance/ $12 at the door

“Life Off Grid intuitively and intimately explores grainy the details of a lifestyle fraught with ambiguities, misconceptions, and stereotypes. Shot with stunning beauty in several locations across Canada, Life Off Grid is an ethnography of the present as much as a harbinger of the future.” ~ David Redmon, film-maker.

“This documentary made me question why I’m living on the grid.” ~ Tara Brockwell, CBC Montreal.

Off-grid isn’t a state of mind. It isn’t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Officially, “off grid” refers to a home or town that is
disconnected from the electricity and natural gas networks that serve a region. Living off-grid, therefore, means having to radically re-invent life as we know it. It means choosing to live in a
way that is dramatically innovative: a way that draws on skills of the past and is inspired by concerns for our collective future.

LIFE OFF GRID explores the lives of Canadians in every province and who have made the choice to disconnect. The film explores the ways by which a variety of people, all with different environmental concerns and constraints, live away from contemporary civilization. It raises important questions about the future: questions about the struggles and successes found along
our path towards a life that is environmentally and socially more sustainable. Off-grid homes are experimental labs for our collective future, an intimate look into unusual contemporary domestic lives, and a call to the rest of us leading ordinary lives to examine what we take for granted.

LIFE OFF GRID travels from west to east, from province to province and territory to territory, on a two-year journery exploring how and why Canadians disconnect from larger infrastructures. The film explores themes of motivation and inspiration, unpacks the challenges associated with regional climates and economies, and shows how people living off the grid deal with the everyday demands of heat, light, water, food, and waste.

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