Guy Maddin's 2006 drama Brand Upon The Brain! will be presented as a live event in select cities featuring an 11-piece live orchestra, a five-person live foley team, and a live celebrity narrator.

Maddin will appear in person to present the film at the live engagements in May in Chicago (The Music Box), New York (The Village East) and Los Angeles (The Egyptian Theatre).

Following the stage presentations the film will play in each of the cities and others in a regular film run through The Film Company and Vitagraph Films, with a pre-recorded soundtrack including narration by Isabella Rossellini.

The film, which received its world premiere at Toronto last year, will be presented live for one night on May 7 at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

The story examines the secret lives of families in a format that is equal parts childhood memoir, horror film, teen detective serial, and fantasy. Gretchen Krich, Sullivan Brown, Maya Lawson, Todd Jefferson Moore, and Katherine E Scharhon star.

Maddin co-wrote the screenplay with George Toles, and Amy E Jacobson and Gregg Lachow produced. Jody Shapiro, Philip Wohlstetter and AJ Epstein served as executive producers.