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: Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery offers a vegan meal in support of Reel and Meal’s mission. Cost is $7.99 for participants. Phone in your pre-order to the deli at 301-474-0522 by 1:00pm on the day of the film for pick-up between 4:00pm and 7:00pm at the deli. Depending on demand, there may be dinners on a walk-in basis, if not pre-ordered. 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 16, 2012
Walking the Line
This 2005 documentary by Jeremy Levine & Landon Van Soest provides a scathing critique of our failed border policy. When migrants cross the desert, thousands die; those who make it face civilian militias. The film depicts the anti-immigrant vigilantes, private citizens who take the law into their own hands. It explores the ambiguity between what is patriotic, what is moral and what is just.
Melanie Fox, Intern at the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) and Luba Vangelova, principal of Catalyst Communications, a marketing communications consultancy, will facilitate a discussion about our immigration policy and offer ways to change it.
This month’s event is planned by the Peace and Justice Coalition of Prince George’s County.