Brooklyn-born actor Elliott Gould, who now lives in Los Angeles, returns home to do two Q&As at BAM’s film series Elliott Gould: Star for an Uptight Age (the name is taken from the headline of Time’s September 1970 cover story about the idiosyncratic actor’s rapid rise to stardom in uncertain times). See him after tonight’s 6:30 p.m. screening of Alan Arkin’s Little Murders (1971), the film adaptation of Jules Feiffer’s original 1967 Broadway play (which Gould also starred in), about a young man, Alfred, a devout “apathist,” who falls in love with Patsy, a demented optimist, and then meets her dysfunctional family in the crime-infested New York of the late ’60s. Then see him again on Saturday after the 6:30 p.m. screening of Robert Altman’s classic The Long Goodbye (1973). As Gould is known for his garrulousness, you won’t want to miss these two madcap and lively conversations. At 6:30, tonight’s Q&A will be followed by an after-party presented by The Onion.

Fri., Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 9, 6:30 p.m., 2008