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Jeanne Aufmuth, the Palo Alto Weekly’s lead film critic, has been elected president of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

The organization, which was founded in 2002, includes critics from Bay Area newspapers, radio and television stations and online publications. It annually gives awards to films in such categories as best picture, best director and best actor and actress.

Aufmuth was named president at an annual meeting last Thursday.

Besides writing reviews and features for the Weekly, Aufmuth regularly conducts film classes in conjunction with Palo Alto High School and local elementary schools. She is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and was instrumental in creating “The Reel Review,” a film-review talk show on local cable television.

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