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.
May 15, 2017
Quest is about the struggles and hopes of a working-class black family in North Philadelphia. Director Jonathan Olshefski follows the Raineys over the course of eight years. Christopher “Quest” works a newspaper delivery route to support his recording studio while his wife works at a domestic violence shelter. A stray bullet hits their daughter blocks away from the basketball court where she plays every day. A beautiful and gently-paced depiction of race and class, Quest premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Sponsored jointly by the “Reel and Meal” series and LaborFest; planned by the Prince Georges County Peace and Justice Coalition. Contact for more information.