A precious jade pendant found on the grounds of a floundering factory, inept thieves, an unscrupulous real estate developer, and a cynical former detective are among the ingredients in Ning Hao’s black comedy. Several reviewers laud “Crazy Stone” as an accurate take on contemporary Chinese life, no doubt a factor in its being the highest grossing local film in China in 2006. Resident film buffs Christa Ernst and Shawn Lucci describe it as a “laugh out loud” comedy.
One long review describes the movie as a “big poisonous weed,” the term used to describe any influence deemed inconsistent with or dangerous to a socialist society. Whether the review’s author is an anachronistic ideologue or a master of sarcasm, his take on “Crazy Stone” provides one more reason to come to the showing at the Webber Uniplex.
Saturday, March 3 at 5:00 p.m.
1689 Chateau Drive
Dunwoody, GA 30338-6047
Directions to the Webber Uniplex (also known as the Webber family residence) can be found here.
The usual potluck supper will precede the movie. Please call Pat Webber at 770-396-5690 by Wednesday, February 29, to let her know what you’ll be bringing.
For more information e-mail Sylvia Krebs.