The event will take place on Jan. 2, while the festival runs from Jan. 2 to Jan. 13.
“Martin Scorsese has directed another masterpiece about the world of organized crime with his latest film ‘The Irishman,’ which brings to life the epic story of hitman Frank Sheeran,” Festival chairman Harold Matzner said. “The film is one of Scorsese’s finest and features outstanding performances from its stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. We are delighted to recognize Martin Scorsese with this year’s Sonny Bono Visionary Award for this extraordinary directorial achievement.”
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The Sonny Bono Award is named after the festival’s founder and former Palm Springs mayor and is presented to a