The new giant screen film's world premiere takes place on April 10 in the Mugar Omni Theater at the Museum of Science, Boston; film opens to the public on April 13

BOSTON, MA – Audiences can explore the wonders of the human body and the exciting breakthroughs in science and bioengineering that are changing the course of human health with the Museum of Science, Boston’s newest giant screen film experience, Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels, narrated by Academy Award® winner Matthew McConaughey. Witness the latest revolutionary breakthroughs in science and bioengineering, and stories from the researchers, scientists, and real-life people that showcase these life-saving medical technologies when the film opens to the public on April 13 after hosting its world premiere on April 10 at the Museum of Science. 

Superhuman Body combines state-of-the-art CGI with the immediacy of the giant screen experience to show the inner workings of the human body and the use of science to intervene when something goes awry. Audiences will learn about the medical innovations that changed the lives of individuals like Ty Duckett, an adaptive surfer with an above-the-knee amputation; James Garrett, whose heart condition was treated with a valve so advanced it did not require open heart surgery; and Emily Whitehead, a teen whose childhood leukemia was cured after life-changing T-cell therapy. 

Superhuman Body is about the awe-inspiring inner workings of the human body but also the compelling human stories behind some of the most significant medical breakthroughs of the past decade,” said producer and co-director Shaun MacGillivray, president of MacGillivray Freeman Films. “We tell the story of how, when up against the toughest odds, the human body so often triumphs in inspiring ways. You’ll be amazed by what your superhuman body can do.”

The film also features the scientists behind these medical innovations, including Dr. Carl June, who invented the T-cell therapy that Whitehead underwent; Dr. Ayanna Howard, a pioneering roboticist who has made advances in medical robotics; and Dr. Hugh Herr, a double amputee and professor at MIT responsible for major advancements in bionic limbs and prosthetics that provide greater mobility.

“Through powerful storytelling and engrossing special effects, Superhuman Body will inspire the next generation of bioengineers and medical scientists to explore a career in STEM,” said Dr. Insoo Hyun, director of the Center for Life Sciences at the Museum of Science. “MacGillivray Freeman hasn’t just created an engaging and compelling film—it has made the life sciences much more accessible to the public.”

For more information, please visit All visitors, including members, holders of MA EBT/WIC, ConnectorCare cards, and other free/discounted passes, can reserve tickets online at or by phoning 617-723-2500.

Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels is a MacGillivray Freeman film presented by Edwards Lifesciences and Griffin Catalyst. It is family-friendly and has a running time of 40 minutes. For more information, visit

About MacGillivray Freeman Films
MacGillivray Freeman Films is the world’s foremost independent producer and distributor of giant screen 70mm films with more than 45 films for IMAX® and giant screen theaters to its credit. Throughout the company’s 50-year history, its films have won numerous international awards including two Academy Award® nominations and three films inducted into the IMAX Hall of Fame, including Everest, the highest grossing giant screen film of all time. MacGillivray Freeman’s films are known for their artistry and celebration of science and the natural world. It is the first documentary film company to reach the one-billion-dollar benchmark for worldwide box office.