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.
Michael Nagler’s film The Third Harmony advocates for nonviolence as a way of life. The film urges us to intentionally select a frame of mind that prefers collaboration and cooperation over fear, hate, competition, and violence as a means to stabilize our democracy.
Professor Barbara Bezdek, retired from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she taught for 33 years, will lead the discussion. She has studied nonviolence intensely over the last few years and developed a training program about nonviolence.
The Co-op Grocery (Roosevelt Center) will again offer a vegan meal to Reel and Meal participants for $7.99. The menu this month is Macro Vegetarian Sesame Noodles, Shanghai Dumplings and steamed broccoli. Phone in your pre-order by 1:00 pm on Monday 6/21 for pick-up between 4-7 p.m. at the deli. Call (301) 474-0522 and ask for the deli. Some may be available on a walk-in basis if not pre-ordered.