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.

July 16, 2018

Pioneers of Hospice: Changing the Face of Dying

Pioneers of Hospice: Changing the Face of Dying provides us with a personal and heretofore unseen view of the history of the hospice movement. This film offers viewers an intensely moving portrayal of the feelings, goals, and frustrations of four key people whose work and force of personality have been essential to the establishment and growth of the hospice philosophy of care: Dame Cicely Saunders, Florence Wald, Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, and Balfour Mount.

The discussion after the film will be led by the following members of Washington Home and Community Hospices staff: Margaret Capurso, Grief Counselor, Sherrel Maison, Clinical Liason and Volunteer Cynthia Swan, Counselor (and former staff of Community Hospice, Grief Counselor).

Reel and Meal has partnered with members of the Washington Home and Community Hospices staff to present this film.