TURKISH FEST: Each fall for 11 years, the Boston Turkish Festival has presented a program of music, art workshops, lectures, and film programming. Six years ago, a separate film festival spun out for the spring . This year's program opens Thursday at 7:45 p.m. with Turkey's entry to this year's Academy Awards, "Ice Cream, I Scream," said to be a zany reworking of "The Bicycle Thief." An opening night reception follows.
The first Boston Turkish Film Festival Award for Excellence in Turkish Cinema will be presented to director Zeki Demirkubuz before the North America n premiere of his new film "Destiny," about the dark side of unrequited love. That's next Sunday at 3:45 p.m., with a reception afterward . Returning to town is Nuri Bilge Ceylan's moody "Climates," which played here earlier this year.
Ten films will be shown over a 10-day period at the Museum of Fine Arts. The full schedule is online at bostonturkishfilmfestival.org and mfa.org/film.