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.


August 21, 2017

Power and Control

Power and Control, Peter Cohn’s 2010 documentary about physical and emotional abuse in families, explores the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, otherwise known as the Duluth model, which coordinates the response of police, courts and social services. After the film two Greenbelt actors, Kathy Gordon and Katherine Jones, will perform a skit about domestic violence.

In the summer of 2008, Kim Mosher, 30, packed her three daughters into her car and left her abusive husband. She had vowed she would hang on to the marriage at any cost but when her husband started abusing their children, she felt she had no choice. The film follows her over the course of several months as she first moves to a battered women’s shelter, then struggles to find a job and affordable housing. The film includes brief interviews with several of the abusers, including Kim’s husband.

The film explores the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, otherwise known as the Duluth model, which coordinates the response of police, courts and social services. Policies include mandatory arrest when injury is involved and therapy. A nationwide study found that batterers who complete programs based on the Duluth model are less likely to repeat acts of domestic violence than those who do not complete any batterers intervention program.

Katherine Jones graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. For her senior project she directed a play to raise awareness about sexual violence and later on directed the same play at a local community college and a professional theater. Kathy Gordon has her own dance company called K.G.Gordon, a contemporary dance/movement theater company based in D.C. with a unique storytelling choreography. Kathy also performs for Synetic, most recently as the Dark Angel in the play The Mark of Cain.

The Prince George’s County Peace & Justice Coalition plans this program; for more information contact Lucy Duff at (301) 577-2350 or .

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