Film in Utah with, ironically, a predominantly Mormon cast, "The Yankles" has received nine film festival awards, including Best Comedy at the 2010 International Family Film Festival and Best Feature at the 2010 Anaheim International Film Festival.
The brothers were in Manhattan last week for the film's New York premiere at an Upper West Side Jewish community center. David and Zev both said they were as anxious about this particular crowd's response to the film as they were its first screening.
"The mainstay of our audience is here, if you think about it," David said. "As a national pastime, baseball is so loved here in the New York area, which also has the largest Jewish population in the United States. So if this audience didn't laugh at our jokes, we were in trouble. But they cracked up at all the right times, and we were immediately relived."