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.

August 20, 2018

End of the Road

End of the Road, by filmmaker Tai Uhlmann, tells the story of a community created in Canada. In the 1960’s and 70’s, American war resisters and free-spirited Canadians and Europeans moved to a small mill town in western Canada to tend the land. These counter-culture pioneers had to learn how to build their own homes, grow their own food and create a sense of community. Uhlmann uses the 16mm, Super 8 film and archival still photos shot by these adventuresome non-conformists to depict their ramshackle homes and free-living life-style. To what degree was this hippie commune of 50 years ago a model utopian community for us today?

For more on this month’s Reel and Meal, email or call Frank Gervasi at 301-474-7680.