Felix Sobolev and Victor Olender, The Target is Your Brain, 1984. Courtesy Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre, Kyiv

‘This film is about a plot against reason. The target is your brain’. Sobolev’s last film is as relevant today as it was in the 1980s, shedding light on the methods and means of ideological warfare on the American landscape – the creation of illusions, advertising, propaganda, war and mind control experimentation. Sobolev was a leading figure at Kyivnaukfilm an innovative studio for non-fiction and popular science films in Kyiv.

This is UK premiere of the restored 35mm print of the film with English subtitles from the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre.

The Target is Your Brain, dir: Felix Sobolev and Victor Olender, 1984, Kyivnaukfilm Ukraine, 35mm, 56min + Q&A. Courtesy Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre.

Presented as part of Levels of Democracy: Ukraine Film Weekend, more information about all the films in the series here.

Film Pass Three: Levels of Democracy: Ukraine Film Weekend
Fri 18 – Sun 20 March
£30 Full Price / £25 Concession
Includes entrance to all films in the series. Offer excludes Test Dept live soundtrack, separate tickets available here
Film Passes can only be booked via the Tyneside Cinema Box Office.

The Target is Your Brain
Felix Sobolev

£7.50/6, book here
Film Pass Three, £30/£25

Sat 19 March, 12.45pm (56min + Q&A)

Tyneside Cinema

10 –12 Pilgrim Street
Box Office 0191 227 5500