Reel and Meal is a monthly film series at the New Deal Cafe exploring vital environmental, animal rights, and social justice issues. Admission to the film is always free, sponsored by several Greenbelt community organizations. Contributions are gladly accepted to cover each month’s donation to a non-profit organization.
Reel and Meal events are in-person (limited seating) and online via Zoom. Each month registration links will be posted here. You can also reach out to Reel and Meal at
Date: Third Monday of every month Time: The free film starts at 7pm. Dinner: Dinners are available at the café after 4pm with several plant-based options. Carryout: The Co-Op Supermarket Meatless Monday meals can be picked up from the “grab and go” for Zoom at-home viewing after 11am. Location: Online or at the New Deal Cafe – 113 Centerway in historic Greenbelt, MD Public transportation: The cafe is accessible by Metro Buses G12, 13, 14 and 16 from the Greenbelt Metro station.
July 17th, 2017
A Bold Peace
Reel and Meal, in collaboration with the Utopia Film Festival, will feature A Bold Peace.
In his famous “Cross of Iron” speech in 1953, President Eisenhower critiqued the military-industrial complex while asking, “Is there no other way the world may live?” Costa Rica shows us another way to live. In 1948, Costa Rica dismantled their military establishment and intentionally cultivated security relationships with other nations through treaties, international laws, and international organizations. Free of the burden of military spending, they use the financial savings to invest in their people. In this documentary, director Matthew Eddy shows how they accomplished this and how they have continued to maintain this success for almost 70 years.
For more information, please contact Susan Barnett at 301.474.7465 or .