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.
Director Kim Snyder’s film Us Kids follows survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed in February 2018. In this coming-of-age story, the teens recover from their injuries, process their grief and start one of the largest student-led movements in decades, March for Our Lives. The film’s focus is their cross-country speaking tour that summer, aimed to prevent further school shootings and to mobilize the youth vote. Director Snyder has been invited to join the post-screening discussion. She won a Peabody Award for her 2016 documentary, “ Newtown,” about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
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