Reel and Meal at the New Deal

Friends of Prince George’s Peace & Justice Coalition-  We hope you can attend next Monday’s “Reel & Meal” event.

     Note: this one is the finale of the 2019 Utopia Film Festival, which runs Nov. 16-18 in Greenbelt. See its website

       for full list of screenings.

“Reel & Meal at the New Deal” series presents The Medicine in the Mind on Monday, November 18 at the New Deal Café, 113 Centerway in Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt. The free show begins at 7 pm. This featured documentary explores the use of mindfulness meditation as a treatment for opioid addiction.  The program will include two very short films- How a Song Saved a Species and Indian Gold.  An optional vegan buffet at $14 will be served from 6:30 pm. 

Directed by Michael Snyder, The Medicine in the Mind follows an Appalachian medical student’s trek to meet Tibetan refugees in the Himalayan Mountains.  There inspired by their ability to manage personal trauma, she pursues training in mindfulness meditation. Back home, where the opioid crisis has hit her hometown, she discovers a pioneering program that seeks to combat addiction through such “medicine in the mind.”  How does that turn out?  Come see the film and join discussion with its producer.

For more information about this program contact Utopia Film Festival organizer Frank Gervasi, 301-467-2418.

The “Reel & Meal” monthly series highlights social and environmental concerns of local progressive groups.  Other sponsors are Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, Green Vegan Networking and Prince George’s County Peace & Justice Coalition.  The New Deal Café is accessible via Greenbelt Metro Station and buses G12 and G14.

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