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: 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.

February 16, 2015

Pay 2 Play

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PAY 2 PLAY follows filmmaker John Ennis’ quest to find a way out from under the Pay 2 Play system, wherein politicians reward their donors with even larger sums from the public treasury — through contracts, tax cuts, and deregulation. Along the way, he journeys through high drama on the Ohio campaign trail, uncovers the secret history of the game Monopoly, and explores the underworld of L.A. street art on a humorous odyssey that reveals how much of a difference one person can make.

Discussion afterwards will focus on PAY 2 PLAY as a guide to how Maryland citizens can take back our democracy. From activists of Maryland Committee to Amend and Get Money Out Maryland, we will hear about the Maryland movement promoting a Constitutional Amendment to establish that corporations are not people, and money is not speech. THE 2015 MARYLAND LEGISLATURE WILL BE DEBATING A RESOLUTION FOR SUCH AN AMENDMENT. Its sponsors need widespread support.

The Reel & Meal series is a collaboration of three Greenbelt groups concerned about social justice, environmental and animal rights issues– Green Vegan Networking, Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group and Prince George’s County Peace & Justice Coalition.

For more about this month’s program contact or 301-577-2350. For background on the statewide campaign, see Get Money Out and Maryland Committee to Amend.