Jeanne Aufmuth studied film at UCLA and San Francisco State University. She is the lead film critic for the Palo Alto Weekly, a long-standing member of the Online Film Critics Society and the acting President of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Jeanne has translated her love of film and film expertise to community involvement. She regularly conducts film classes in conjunction with Palo Alto High School and local elementary schools.

She is steadfastly serious about resting her remains at the Stanford Theater in downtown Palo Alto, where she saw her first movie over forty years ago.