The Road to the Oscars Starts Here, If You're Algerian

As we get closer to Christmas, the citizens of Party Town begin to flee. Festive occasions thin out this time of year.

Days of Glory screening. Tribeca Grand Hotel, 2 Sixth Ave., nr. Walker St., 7:30 p.m. Ludacris hosts a reception for the film — about African soldiers who side with the French in the fight against the Nazis — which is Algeria's submission to the Academy Awards. Algeria won an Oscar for Z in 1969 and is tied with Canada, the Czech Republic, Russia, and Taiwan for three nominations in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Good luck with the 2007 Oscars, Algeria. We're all pulling for you. Especially Ludacris, and perhaps Tommy Hilfiger and Al Sharpton, who might also be there.

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