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The first week of February is a momentous time in Los Angeles. Alas, other matters eclipse Groundhog Day here. For February 1st is the day eager beavers can obtain reservations for the The 2004 Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium on Saturday, February 26, at 10:00 a.m., in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Wilshire Blvd.Moderated by Mark Johnson, producer of "Diner," "Rain Man," the symposium features representatives of the 2004 Best Foreign Language Film Nominees.
It's open to the public and free, unlike other Oscar-related festivities.
The Academy website has the details: "The public is invited to attend and admission is free. Tickets for this event will be available beginning February 1, 2005, in person at the Academy during regular business hours (limit 2), or by mail (HTML or PDF format). Phone reservations are not accepted. Seating is unreserved and on a first-come first-served basis in the theater."
Good luck and godspeed
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