'The Yankles' featured at LDS, Jewish film festivals

Perhaps a key question about "The Yankles," which played at the LDS Film Festival, is what was it doing there?

This is a Jewish film made by Jewish producers out of Los Angeles. But it was made in Utah and has an abundance of Mormon actors playing Jewish roles, which apparently makes it eligible. One of them, Michael Bennett, who plays the head rabbi called it a "really good show."

"It's a wonderful -- one of the best pieces I have ever been involved in," he said. "It's a feel-good film, everyone who sees it will love it. It deserves more than a mention."

Not only did it play in the LDS Film festival, it simultaneously played in Atlanta and the second largest Jewish film festival in the world.

The Brooks brothers, Zev and David, produced the film and spoke to the audience from Atlanta after the screening Saturday night via LDS Film Festival founder Christian Vuissa's cell phone held to a microphone.

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