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.

December 15, 2014


Cowspiracy movie image

On Monday, December 15, Reel and Meal at the New Deal Cafe will present the documentary COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret – the environmental film that environmental organizations don’t want you to see.

COWSPIRACY is a groundbreaking feature length environmental documentary, following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

To watch the COWSPIRACY trailer, visit

Speaker: Mike Tidwell, is the founder and director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with climate change in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and beyond. He is also an ardent activist, author, filmmaker, and vegetarian. To learn about Mike’s views on the connection between diet and climate change, go to

In keeping with Reel and Meal’s annual holiday tradition of giving back to the greater community, we’ll be collecting donations for an organization (TBA) fighting deforestation in the Brazilian Rainforest. Please give!

Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays!!

Reel and Meal at the New Deal Cafe Committee:
Cam MacQueen, Donna Hoffmeister, Jean Newcomb, Lucy Duff, Shirley Middleton, and Susan Barnett