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.


March 24, 2014

Month of March Double Deal! Two movies in one month!

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Take Back Your Power delves into a world where energy utilities and governments are fast-tracking “smart” meters. But what if you have a choice? At stake emerging health problems, increased bills and potential loss of privacy. With compelling insight from whistleblowers, researchers, government agents, lawyers, doctors and environmentalists, the award-winning documentary Take Back Your Power takes us on a journey to expose corporate and government actions in the name of “smart” and “green.” What you’ll discover will surprise, unsettle and empower you.

Local volunteer activist Liz Doonan will speak to the audience about her own experiences with smart meters and facilitate a discussion with the audience.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014
Special time: 1:30pm buffet, 2pm film

Inequality for All features Robert Reich—professor, best selling author, and Clinton cabinet member—as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. Through his singular perspective, Reich explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. In this Inconvenient Truth for the economy, Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us.

Following the film a discussion will be facilitated by Konrad Herling, Greenbelt City Council member and long time member of the Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic Club. This special bonus Reel and Meal is presented in partnership with the Eleanor and Franklin D, Roosevelt Democratic Club.

If you have questions please contact Susan Barnett at .