Real and Meal at the Greenbelt New Deal Café (11th year)

Dear Reel and Meal Audience,

We hope you are enjoying the summer.   Below you will find information for July’s film “Pioneers of Hospice: Changing the Face of Dying”.

We wanted to give you plenty of time to plan for September.  In September, Reel and Meal at the New Deal Cafe will celebrate its 11th anniversary of sharing great films and discussions with the community. The anniversary evening on September 17 will present a live staged reading of  19: The Musical.  19 is the dynamic and little-known story of Alice Paul, the suffragists and their fight to get women the right to vote – the 19th Amendment.   19 is a production of Through the 4th Wall (TT4W) an award winning theater, film and media company which features the work of Jennifer Schwed and Doug Bradshaw and in the production of 19, highlights the music of well known local composer Charlie Barnett.

Reel and Meal at the New Deal 


Pioneers of Hospice: Changing the Face of Dying

Monday, July 16, 2018

On Monday, July 16, the “Reel & Meal at the New Deal” film series will feature Pioneers of Hospice: Changing the Face of Dying. The program will start at 7 pm at the New Deal Café113 Centerway in Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt, following an optional plant-based buffet for $14 served from 6:30 pm. If you expect to come for the meal, we would appreciate (though not required) your RSVP to  Reel and Meal has partnered with members of the Washington Home and Community Hospices staff to present this film.

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, a monthly vegan meal and film series focused on environmental, social justice and animal rights issues, happens every third Monday of the month at the New Deal Café and is organized by Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Green Vegan Networking, Prince George’s County Peace and Justice Coalition and Utopia Film Festival.

For more on this month’s Reel and Meal contact reelandmealatnewdealcafe@gmail.comThe New Deal Café is accessible from Greenbelt Metro station by buses G 12 and 14.  Visit the New Deal Café website at


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