Alfonso Cuarón to Be Honored With Sonny Bono Visionary Award

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Alfonso Cuarón, director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, will be presented with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award for his work on Roma. Cuarón wrote, directed, photographed, coproduced, and coedited the film telling the story of a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City.

The award on behalf of the Palm Springs International Film Festival is presented to a groundbreaking filmmaker, and Cuarón will receive the recognition on January 3, 2019, at the Palm Springs Convention Center. This will be the 30th annual celebration of the festival. Chairman Harold Matzner calls Roma a “masterful achievement in filmmaking.”

Drawing upon his childhood memories, Cuarón has created an emotionally driven story. […] A film he not only directed, but also was a writer, producer, cinematographer and editor [on]. For his ability to take on many roles and for his expert storytelling of this subject matter, the festival is proud to present Alfonso Cuarón with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award.

In addition to Roma and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Cuarón is credited for directing highly successful films such as Oscar award-winning Gravity and Children of Men.

Roma is scheduled to be released in theaters and streamed on Netflix on December 14.