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 17, 2014

King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis [Part 2]

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Celebrate Black History Month with Reel and Meal.

Donations gratefully accepted for the United Negro College Fund.

Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis is a monumental documentary that follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement. Rare archival footage of King’s speeches, protests, and arrests are interspersed with scenes of other high-profile supporters and opponents of the cause. The film is punctuated by heartfelt testimonials by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars including Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, among others.
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Originally presented as a one-night-only special event on March 20, 1970, KING is a cinematic national treasure that allows viewers to witness first-hand Dr. King’s crusade, and thereby gain a fuller appreciation of both the personal challenges he endured and the vast cultural legacy he left behind.

Special guest speakers:
Maia Carroll is a former Museum Educator at The Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore. She is an activist, educator, poet, artist and writer (published in the Oxford University Press’ 2013 publication “Black Milk”) who has frequently been interviewed by the media for her artwork and community service. She is best known for her sculptures on exhibit for the past 20 years in The Great Blacks in Wax Museum.

Saleem Waters is a renowned composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist musician and activist. For more than 50 years, Saleem’s experiences and musical outreach have been inspired by the Civil Rights Movement. Performing with 20 instruments, he has delighted audiences here and abroad with his provocative mix of jazz, Caribbean, world beat, spiritual, blues, classical and new age music.

Sponsored by Green Vegan Networking, contact Cam MacQueen at for more information.

Reel and Meal is coordinated by Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Green Vegan Networking, and Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition.