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.

October 17, 2016

Fracking Western Maryland

in partnership with the Utopia Film Festival

Promotional photo

Fracking Western Maryland records local activities in the area as well as excellent footage recording State Assembly actions taken to allow this to happen. The recent information is vital for anyone who wants to know the current efforts to bring fracking into Maryland AND the efforts needed to stop it. Fracking, unless something happens in this year’s Maryland assembly, will begin in western Maryland near Deep Creek Lake in 2017.

Fracking operations are terribly destructive, poisoning groundwater, ruining ecosystems as well as the quality of life for anyone near them, and a huge step in the wrong direction regarding climate change.

One of the qualities of a Utopia has to be a society where people care for and are cared about by each other, the planet and animals. A Utopia requires participation of the citizens to make choices that are better for their community. The Utopia Film Festival tries to promote this better type of world.

Please come to this film to help open this year’s Utopia Film Festival and to find out how we can help our state move toward the better.