WASHINGTON — Two celebrities hit our area this Saturday — for two vastly different events. Sharon Stone will appear in Potomac, Maryland for a fundraising event sponsored by philanthropist Shahin Mafi and the Azar Foundation for Children of the…
The Oscar-nominated actress of “Basic Instinct” and “Casino” fame is raising funds for her upcoming short film, “The Principle,” which tackles the issue of online bullying.
It’s written by John Viscount, who previously wrote the award-winning short film “Admissions” (2011), starring James Cromwell (“Babe,” “L.A. Confidential”) in a modern parable about Israelis and Palestinians who meet in the Admissions Room of the afterlife.
Stone called it her “favorite film of the year” and asked Viscount to write a companion piece for her to star in. So, he wrote “The Principle,” based on the Buddhist belief of a Bardo state between lives. In this realm, Stone plays a principal (pun intended) dealing with kids who caught in a bullying conflict.
“Admissions” will screen at 8 p.m. following a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. and a dinner at 7 p.m.
Tickets aren’t cheap — running $1,000 a pop — but the money goes toward funding the film.