In July 2017, it was announced Barry Jenkins will direct an adaptation for Annapurna Pictures ,  with Plan B and Jenkins' production company, Pastel. The film is planned for production in October 2017.  Stephan James will star in the film.  
"Sonny's Blues" is a short story by James Baldwin. It later appeared in the 1965 short story collection Going to Meet the Man. I liked it and recommend reading to everyone. https:///
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For this story to include catharsis, the characters must go through emotional purging, atonement for some mistake, and then the audience must have a cleansing or realization. Sonny experiences emotional purging when he stops using the piano as an escape from reality and starts using drugs. The narrator learns that he needs to listen to Sonny and learns to respect the blues and the rich black history behind the music and the blue's scene in Harlem. This respect is one step in the direction of understanding and accepting his black heritage. The brothers, the practical teacher and the soulful artist, come together and the narrator realizes that he needs to listen to his brother's pain. This realization extends to the reader and is sending a bigger message to take care of and listen to everyone. This realization is part of the audience's cleansing. Baldwin provokes the audience to feel pity for the characters, yet relate to their experiences. The story sends a message to everyone about the importance of listening and the significance of family.
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It would be then be useful to give students some elementary music theory: teach them to clap in time to the record, to recognize the time signature, to think about repetition in the song so that they might begin to understand the structure of the piece.