The Brazilian science-fiction movie “Bacurau” will be available to viewers through a special offering with Kino Lorber.

The Wexner Center for the Arts — closed since March 14 — just made it easier to go to the movies during the coronavirus crisis.

With a new program from New York independent film distributor Kino Lorber, central Ohio audiences can now buy virtual admission to a movie that had been on the Wexner’s schedule.

Kino Marquee has made available for online viewing the 2019 Brazilian science-fiction film “Bacurau,” starring Barbara Colen as a woman who discovers that her hometown is headed in a dystopian direction.

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Through Kino Marquee, “Bacurau” can be rented by accessing a webpage associated with participating theaters around the nation; the Wexner — which had planned to show the movie in April — is among those theaters.

By buying a $12 ticket at, central Ohio viewers can rent “Bacurau” for a five-day period; the proceeds from a ticket bought at that link will be divided between Kino Lorber and the Wexner Center.

Leaders at the arts center said they welcome the availability of “Bacurau,” which will be accessible to view for about two weeks.

“I love this film and love this filmmaker, and it was kind of heartbreaking that we weren’t going to be able to show it,” said Chris Stults, the associate film/video curator at the Wexner.

Wendy Lidell of Kino Lorber said it does not expect to make up all of the revenue lost from canceled theatrical showings of “Bacurau,” but its goal is to assure that the art-house movie market stays afloat.

“If they don’t come out of this at the other end — if they shutter, if they close for good because they can’t get through this — then we’ve lost a customer in the long run,” she said.