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 19, 2011

Forks Over Knives

You won’t want to miss this Reel and Meal! Neal Barnard, MD, will lead a discussion of the film Forks Over Knives on Monday, December 19th. The evening begins with a delicious, vegan buffet (optional) at 6:30, followed by the screening at 7:00 and post-screening talk with Dr. Barnard. The Reel and Meal at the New Deal Café is located at 113 Centerway in Greenbelt.

Since 1985, Dr. Barnard & the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) have been on the cutting edge of healthcare issues in the U.S., challenging the harmful health effects of the standard American diet. As founder and president of PCRM, Dr. Barnard has been a principal investigator on numerous clinical trials investigating the effects of diet on health, including serving as president of The Cancer Project.

Dr. Barnard has authored several books and has appeared on television shows such as The Today Show,and PBS. He is a featured expert in Forks Over Knives. This is a unique opportunity to interact with one of the country’s leading authorities in the field of health and nutrition.

FORKS OVER KNIVES, a 90-minute, 2011 documentary, examines the assertion that many, if not all, of the degenerative diseases afflicting us can be controlled or even reversed by adopting a plant-based, whole foods diet and eliminating processed and animal-based foods.

Greenbelter Tom Taylor will be offering a selection of Dr. Barnard’s books at this event. Dr. Barnard will be available to autograph copies!

Reel and Meal’s holiday tradition of giving back to our community continues. We ask attendees to kindly bring a vegan, nonperishable food for our needy Greenbelt neighbors.

This month’s program is sponsored by Green Vegan Networking; for more information contact Cam MacQueen at .