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.

March 15, 2021


Registration is required:
Closed Captions are provided.

Vegan meal option: Phone in your pre-order to the deli at 301.474.0522 by 1:00pm on Monday 3/15/2021 for pick-up between 4:00pm and 7:00pm at the deli.

On March 15, Reel and Meal will feature I AM GRETA. The film begins at 7pm; entry to the Zoom event starts at 6:45pm. Discussion to follow. Registration is required – please use this link to register:

Reel and Meal is delighted to partner this month with Can You Hear US?, an impact campaign for I Am Greta, a Hulu Original Documentary. This campaign works to amplify grassroots climate action to reframe our relationship with the planet. To do this, we need all youth to join in the movement. We need collaboration across generations. We need our families and friends to support leaders who will protect our resources. For more, visit

I Am Greta is the story of teenage vegan climate activist Greta Thunberg as told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, Grossman follows Greta – a shy schoolgirl with Asperger’s – in her rise to prominence, and her galvanizing global impact as she sparks school strikes around the world. The film culminates with her astonishing wind powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City.

As part of the monthly documentary series, Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery offers a vegan meal in support of Reel and Meal’s mission. This month’s menu features a 100% vegan Macro Pad Thai and Thai Dumplings with steamed broccoli. Cost is $7.99 for participants. Phone in your pre-order to the deli at 301.474.0522 by 1:00pm on Monday 3/15/21 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.

For further information on this month’s program, check out Reel and Meal’s Facebook page, this webpage, or contact Cam MacQueen, 443.221.0519.