The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has completed a digital restoration project to clean up Rashomon, and will be premiering the new print at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on September 18 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Kurosawa’s passing.
The September 18 screening kicks off a three-month Kurosawa retrospective, which also includes many other of the director’s movies, as well as an exhibition displaying a selection of Kurosawa’s paintings and other artwork.
On the opening night, the Academy will also host a panel discussion, the participants of which are still largely to be announced, but should include people Kurosawa worked with, as well as his family members, including his son and the present head of Kurosawa Productions, Hisao Kurosawa.
The exhibition, titled Akira Kurosawa: Film Artist, will run in the Academy galleries until October 4.
Update: Much more information about the restoration and the retrospective can be found at SciFi Japan.