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.


October 19, 2015

Utopia Film Festival

I am Reva movie still

In collaboration with the Utopia Film Festival, four short documentaries highlighting Stories of Immigration.

Utopia to a refugee or immigrant is the better world they travel to. It may mean safety, opportunity, or freedom from hunger or oppression. 4 short films document the stories of immigrants or refugees from 4 different countries: North Korea, Sweden, Malaysia, and the Syria that so many are currently fleeing. Their stories are part of the universal story of fleeing one home to find a new one.

The documentaries include: “The Balloon Man” from North Korea; “I Am Reva” from Sweden; “People Like Us” from Malaysia; and “Not Anymore: the Story of a Revolution” from Syria.

How do we respond? What do we think and act on? Join the discussion to form answers and share with others. It is our Utopia to create – what will it look like?

“Stories of Immigration” are part of the Utopia Film Festival. Held on the 4th weekend of October, the mission of the Utopia Film Festival is “seeking a better world through film”.

For more information contact Susan Barnett, or 443 388 2961.