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.


November 15, 2021

Lesson Plan

In Person and Online

  • At the cafe, please wear a mask and bring proof of Covid vaccination or test. For your added safety, social distancing seating plus a UV light filtration system that kills viruses and pathogens will be in use. Seating is limited.
  • To watch at home, please register in advance for this Zoom screening at https://tinyurl.com/ReelnMealNov. Log on at 6:45pm, the program starts at 7pm.

Lesson Plan is a riveting film documenting a 1967 World History class experiment designed to demonstrate how easily the Nazis used group dynamics to achieve group control prior to and during World World II. Some of the parallels to our own political realities are unmistakeable.

The vegan meal this month is Macro Vegetarian Samosa dumplings, sesame noodles and steamed broccoli, available at both the cafe and the Co-op Supermarket. 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.

Trailer