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.
Due to Covid Reel and Meal events have moved to a Zoom format. 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: Zoom
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.