Reel and Meal at the New Deal

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.

April 15, 2013


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Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the fate of the world may fall on their plates. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough.

Part sociological experiment, part science class, and part adventure story, Vegucated showcases the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who share one journey and ultimately discover their own paths in creating a kinder, cleaner, greener world, one bite at a time.


Gene Baur is co‑founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization. Gene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by TIME magazine. For 25 years he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and our cheap food system. His book, entitled Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food, was published in March 2008 and has appeared on the Los Angeles Times and The Boston Globe best-seller lists. Gene holds a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University.

Philippe Orlando

Philippe Orlando shot the factory farming footage used in Vegucated (as well as some of the footage used in Earthlings narrated by Joaquin Phoenix and Meet Your Meat narrated by Alec Baldwin). Originally from France, Philippe graduated from the University of Massachusetts, and studied at Boston Film and Video Foundation where he learned film, video production and editing. Philippe is a Greenbelter, vegan and fitness expert.

Dawn Moncrief

Dawn Moncrief is the Founding Director of DC-based, A Well-Fed World. AWFW is a hunger relief and animal protection organization that partners with and strengthens grassroots vegan feeding programs, farm animal care, and pro-veg advocacy. Dawn’s specialty is the detrimental effects of meat consumption on global hunger and climate change.


Sponsored by Green Vegan Networking, for more information contact Cam MacQueen at .