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 18, 2023

Sew to Say

Sew to Say is the Utopia Film Festival’s best documentary for 2023. The Reel and Meal at the New Deal Cafe is happy to have this inspiring work in an encore screening on Monday, December 18th at 7PM.

The film documents the 1980’s women’s vigil and protest in Greenham Commons, England determined to stop deployment of American nuclear cruise missles there. The vigil, mostly peaceful, all female, the longest such social action in British history, stayed encamped for as long as it took to achieve their goals.

We are happy to have Greenbelt’s own Leeann Irwin, who participated in the Greenham Commons action, with us to host the after film Q+A. Leeann spent many years active there and in similar actions elsewhere in Europe and here in the USA. She will share her experiences for what will be an uplifting evening of peace in action.

The free program starts at 7PM live in the Cafe. You can choose from a full dinner menu for the “meal” part of the evening.

You can also join via Zoom. Sign in starts at 6:30. For Zoom participants, register first at https://tinyurl.com/ReelDec18.

For more information please call Frank Gervasi at 301 467-2418. Hope you can join us for this uplifting, enjoyable and poignant film program.

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